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The Committee for the Reform of Sexual Criminal Laws disbands.
Around this year,
Jackie Shane moves to Montreal. 1961
Frank Kameny’s appeals about his firing under the
Lavender Scare reach the Supreme Court. The Court decides against Kameny. 1962
The shared tomb of
Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum is discovered by Egyptologist Ahmed Moussa.
As part of the Florida Lavender Scare, the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee publishes the “Purple Pamphlet”.
Marsha P. Johnson graduates high school and moves to New York City.
Craig Rodwell moves back to New York City after traveling for a couple of years and begins volunteering with the Mattachine Society.
Dante Gill turns to a full time career in crime.
September 19: Craig Rodwell and several other activists stage a protest against the military’s exclusion of homosexual people.
October 18: Pope Paul VI officially saints the Uganda Martyrs. 1965
Bob Dylan mentions
Ma Rainey in his song “Tombstone Blues” — placing her alongside Beethoven.
Jackie Shane performs “Walking the Dog” on Night Train.
Dung Hà is born. The Florida Legislative Investigation Committee is disbanded due to controversy over the Purple Pamphlet, ending their
April 17 & 18: 40 LGBTQ+ activists protest in Washington D.C. in regards to Cuba’s policies on homosexuality. It is — at the time — the largest organized LGBT protest in history. Other activists in New York City, led by Craig Rodwell, stage a simultaneous protest.
April 25: A Dewey’s Lunch Counter in Philadelphia refuses to serve LGBTQ+ people — denying service to 150 people in just one day. This sparks a sit-in protest.
May 2: A second sit-in protest occurs at Dewey’s Lunch Counter.
July 4: The first of the Annual Reminders is held in Philadelphia. 1966
Jackie Shane re-releases “Any Other Way.”
January 1: The Black Cat Tavern is raided by police — the patrons riot.
February 11: The LBTQ+ communiy of L.A. stages simultaneous protests across the city in response to the Black Cat raid.
March 17: Danny Garvin is discharged from the Navy.
July 4: The third Annual Reminder is held in Philadelphia.
November: Craig Rodwell opens the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop and founds the Homophile Youth Movement in Neighborhoods (HYMN). 1968
Canada decriminalizes homosexuality.
Jackie Shane released “Cruel Cruel World” — her last single.
Rose Cleveland‘s letters to Evangeline Whipple are donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.
June 28: . Police raid the Stonewall Inn — the patrons resist, sparking a multi-night riot on Christopher Street in New York City. The Stonewall Riots
July 4: The final Annual Reminder is held in Philadelphia.