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1970

1970-10-27Daily Iowan Covers Gay Lib

The Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa student newspaper, begins a 5-part series on the young gay liberation movement. “Gay Liberation Is Here to Stay” it announces in the first part. A later installment described the first Gay Liberation Front dance held in the campus Memorial Union.

1970-10-27Protest Against Media Bias

Several dozen activists from the Gay Activists Alliance in New York City conduct a sit-in at the offices of Harper’s, a prominent nationally circulated monthly magazine. The previous month, Harper’s had run a cover story by Joseph Epstein who wrote, “If I had the power to do so, I would wish homosexuality off the face of this earth.” The protest won a good deal of media attention for the young gay liberation movement.

 

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