Michaela Jae Rodriguez
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Beyond Stonewall: 9 Lesser-Known LGBT Uprisings

Annual Reminder 0
East Coast Homophile Organizations’ Annual Reminders: Philadelphia
1965-1969

On July 4, 1965, gay rights activist groups joined together under the collective name East Coast Homophile Organizations to picket outside Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, demanding legislation that would secure the rights of LGBT Americans. Four events followed on Independence Day, each called the Annual Reminder, with hopes America would be reminded that a large number of its citizens were actually denied the rights of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." A plaque now commemorates the work of the brave activists, and a reenactment is planned during the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Ceremony in Philly. Read more here.

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