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“2, 4, 6, 8. Gays unite to smash the State!”
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Learn more about a “Freaking Fag Revolutionary” who was there in the ‘70s, Albert Williams, in his article here. Learn more about Dugan’s Bistro, the legendary disco in Chicago, from my article here. Watch Bette Midler at the Continental Baths in 1971! Listen to Breck Ardery’s “Gay & Proud” LP and watch Lilli Vincenz’s documentary “Gay and Proud,” both from the first Christopher Street Liberation Day march here. Learn more about the Gay Activists Alliance zaps here! To learn more about Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton, watch “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Listen to Kay Lahusen’s monthly gay table in her retirement community on Making Gay History. After the zap at Harper’s magazine in response to their homophobia article, Merle Miller wrote this essay, “On Being Different,” for New York Times Magazine, which I highly recommend reading in its book form. To learn more about Marsha P. Johnson, watch “Pay It No Mind” and “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.” Read Sylvia Rivera’s speech referenced in this episode, “Bitch on Wheels,” here. Listen to Sylvia talk about S.T.A.R. on Making Gay History here. Learn about the Weinstein Hall sit-in here, watch Marsha at the 1973 City Hall protest here, and watch Sylvia’s legendary 1973 “Y’all Better Quiet Down” speech here.
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