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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 04:44 AM

Gay Liberation Front Reunites at WorldPride

Surviving members of the Gay Liberation Front gathered together at WorldPride on June 30 in the city where they seized the momentum of the Stonewall Uprising and pioneered the modern LGBTQ rights movement five decades ago.

Some members of that organization took part in the Reclaim Pride Coalition’s Queer Liberation March, while others participated in Heritage of Pride’s (HOP) march, where GLF served as a grand marshal. A select few planned on participating in both events on the same day.

“It’s been an amazing journey for 50 years that started basically in a rec room in a church where the Gay Liberation Front met,” said Perry Brass, who joined the organization in 1969 and played a key role in leading the organization’s newspaper, dubbed Come Out. “There were about 100 of us.”

GLF was known to advocate for LGBTQ rights with a strong emphasis on intersectionality and freedom of expression. They allied themselves with leftist groups of the time, from the Black Panthers to anti-war groups and feminists, under the common goal of advancing issues of social justice that still resonate to this day.


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