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1986

1986-04-17Bayard Rustin testifies for a gay rights bill in NYC

Bayard Rustin, the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and an internationally known peace activist, testifies before the General Welfare Committee of the New York City Council in favor of a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. “No group is ultimately safe from prejudice, bigotry, and harassment so long as any group is subject to special negative treatment,” he told the legislators.

 

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