50th Anniversary of the Annual Reminders pickets celebrated at Independence Hall Video below 2015-07-04
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On July 4, 2015, the 50th Anniversary of the Annual Reminders was celebrated at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. The Reminders were critical gay equality demonstrations held each July 4th from 1965-69.
During those years, activists from Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and other places across the U.S. held pickets for gay equality at Independence Hall each July 4th. The demonstrations laid the groundwork for Stonewall in 1969 and helped launch the modern LGBT civil-rights movement.
The history was celebrated with appearances by Jim Obergefell, Wanda Sykes, Edie Windsor, entertainers, and movement leaders. There was also a reenactment of the ground-breaking pickets between 5th and 6th on Chestnut Street. Young activists helped end the program with a more radically inclusive picketing demanding rights for LGBTs of all backgrounds.
Further coverage of the weekend's events at the link:
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