Today in 1969: a month after a gay rebellion at a New York City tavern called the “Stonewall Inn”, a group of gay men and lesbians announces its intent to carve out a place in the revolutionary movement and meets at “Alternative University,” in New York City.
They will adopt the name “Gay Liberation Front”, and advocate militant tactics to confront society’s anti-gay repression. Eschewing the pacifist tendencies of previous gay organizations, front members will call themselves, “the first group of gay fighters”.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, join John Nichols and Bob McChesney as they debut their new book “Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America.” This event is hosted by Center for Media and Democracy and is free and open to the public. This is tonight at 7pm at the Memorial Union on the UW campus. Learn more at PRwatch.org.
This Friday, volunteers are invited to Dane County Parks 2013 Prairie Seed Collecting. Meet at 9am sharp – we may drive to nearby prairies for collecting. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirt and hat. Be prepared for mosquitos! Bring drinking water, gloves, and pruning shears if available. Tomorrow’s Seed Collecting is at Goodland County Park, 2862 Waubesa Avenue. More seed collecting events will be held in August and September. More info at 608-224-3601.