1966 February 19

National Planning Conference of Homophile Organizations Held

 

The National Planning Conference of Homophile Organizations, held in Kansas City, Missouri, on this day, was arguably the first such national meeting of the various homosexual organizations in the U.S. Three years later, the incident at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, on June 28, 1969, sparked the beginning of a truly national lesbian and gay rights movement.

Learn more: Dudley Clendinen and Adam Nagourney, Out For Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America (1999)

Learn more about lesbian and gay rights: http://www.lambdalegal.org/

Watch videos from San Francisco Gay Pride marches, 1970–1980: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgEbgSvBIEg

Visit the GLBT Historical Society and Museum in San Francisco: http://www.glbthistory.org/

Learn more at a valuable documentary history: Jonathan Katz, ed., Gay American History: Lesbian and Gay Men in American History, A Documentary (1976)

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