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In the mid-70s, Joe Acanfora, a science teacher in the Montgomery County, MD public schools was fired after he was revealed to be gay. In this article, Aiken discussed the US Supreme Court's decision not to grant a certiori in the case.

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Aiken reported the initial success of the Gay Activists Alliance in removing funding for the Metropolitan Police Department's Prostitution, Perversion and Obscenity squad which had entrapped many homosexuals. The article demonstrates the use of theā€¦

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Aiken discused the ramifications of the prosecution of local gay lawyer Joe Stewart for cruising in a DC park.

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Aiken assessed the results of a meeting between Mayor Washington and the Gay Activists Alliance in the wake of a police raid on the Club Baths the previous month.

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Aiken detailed the implementation of a new DC law stating that sexual orientation could not be a conclusive consideration for deciding child custody issues.

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Aiken reported unanimous passage by the DC Council of law eliminating sex discriminatory language from many sections of the DD legal code, including issues of child custody affecting the gay community.

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Ttypescript of article on D.C. officials decision to stop using plainclothes policemen in gay cruising areas

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Aiken saw a major expansion of local gay political influence as a meeting with Mayor Washington moved six major issues forward.

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