Why 50 years in Philly’s gay-rights fight is a ‘remarkable and heroic story’

Hillary Petrozziello

Philly’s LGBT community this weekend commemorates the 50 th anniversary of one of America’s first major gay-rights demonstrations. On July 4, 1965, about 40 gay and lesbian Philadelphians held signs demanding equal rights and marched in front of Independence Hall. City Paper recounts that historic march from the eyes of John James, who protested even though he feared it would cost him his job. Read about this the challenges still facing the LGBT community at citypaper.net.

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