Celebrations

Gay Liberation Front-DC chapel

Church at the GLF House

Early Pride

GLF carried out much of the planning and launched the call for the city's first Gay Pride celebration celebration (albeit an unofficial and unauthorized event) the first week of May 1972. The Gay Liberation Front worked with the Community Bookshop, Henry Street of the Washington Academy, the Gay People's Alliance at George Washington University, the Gay Activists Alliance, Metropolitan Community Church, and others to mount Washington DC's first Pride event. The event ran from May 2nd through May 7th, and featured a dance at the GAA community center, a program in Lafayette Park, discussion and rap groups, an outdoor religious celebration, and a drag show at George Washington University.

The group also co-sponsored same sex dances with the Homophile Social League and the Mattachine Society of Washington. GLF House offered meeting space, fundraising parties, gay youth support groups, gay religious ceremonies, support for the homeless, and published Breadbox, a shortlived gay liberation newspaper.