Historical Context, 1920-1970

National Gay Movement Leadership

Leaders of the gay rights movement from around the nation convene in 1965. Photo contributed by Jack Nichols.

The DC-based organizations highlighted in this exhibit were not the first to challenge governmental and societal discrimination against gays and lesbians. This section provides a brief sketch of gay and lesbian organizing across the country, 1920-1970.

 

Historical Context, 1920-1970