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Throughout United States history, Americans have debated many constitutional and civic issues. These debates have resulted in efforts by individuals, groups, and governments to address these issues. These efforts have achieved varying degrees of success. One of these constitutional and civic issues is LGBTQ civil rights.
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Doc 1: Frank Kameny Letter to LBJ, 1965
"LBJ’s civil rights legacy and its importance to LGBT Americans" by Jonathan Capehart, April 10, 2014. Wapo.
Doc 2: Ernestine Eckstein interview by Barbara Gittings, 1965
This link was assigned to you by your teachers. There has not been much written on Ernestine, but that oral history is key.
Doc 3: Gene Compton's Cafeteria Riot, 1966
"Before Stonewall: The Raucous Trans Riot that History Nearly Forgot" by Rick Paulas, Vice Magazine, 2016
Docs 4a & 4b: Sip-in, 1966
"Before Stonewall, There Was Julius’, NYC’s Oldest Gay Bar"
BY NAOMI GORDON-LOEBL, 2020. Wine Enthusiast
Doc 5: Columbia Homophile League, 1967
A brief history of the Columbia University Homophile League, not known as the Columbia Queer Alliance
Doc 6: Eastern Regional Homophile Conference, 1968
From LOC, this is a History of Pride, mentioning the Eastern Regional Homophile Conference.
Doc 7a & 7b: The Stonewall Riots, 1969
Personal View Of History: 'Stonewall Did That For Me.' by Michael Levine, 2010