Before Stonewall and Pride, Philly staged LGBTQ protests

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Annual Reminder picketers march outside Independence Hall on July 4, 1965. (Photo courtesy of Temple Urban Archives)

Annual Reminder picketers march outside Independence Hall on July 4, 1965. (Photo courtesy of Temple Urban Archives)

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Before the Stonewall riots, there was another — very different — group of gay and lesbian protests called the Annual Reminders in Philadelphia. Marc Stein, a professor at San Francisco State University, explains why these demonstrations are a little-known piece of LGBTQ history and how they reflected a larger cultural shift in the U.S.

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