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1970

1970-04-18Gay Liberation Dance in Chicago

Chicago Gay Liberation holds a dance at the Chicago Coliseum, a huge public space that was once the site of professional hockey and basketball games as well as political conventions. Activists were challenging the police practice of arresting on charges of lewd and immoral conduct same-sex couples who danced together in public. 2,000 people came to the dance and, in a big victory for activists, police did not make any arrests.

 

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