Events in LGBT history.


1956-09-21Bar Raid in San Francisco

Police in San Francisco raid the Alamo Club, a popular lesbian bar, and arrest 36 women on charges of frequenting a house of ill repute. Most of the women arrested pleaded guilty. The police action and the women’s response led the year-old Daughters of Bilitis, a lesbian rights organization in San Francisco, to prepare a guide, “What To Do in Case of Arrest,” to help lesbians caught up in bar raids.


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