Father Tony

Gay Liberation Front Surviving Members

Filed By Father Tony | June 28, 2009 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: civil rights, Gay Liberation, Stonewall riots

At New York City's Gay and Lesbian Community Center, on Thursday June 25, 2009, the surviving founding members of the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) each had 3 minutes to tell a personal story from the earliest days of the movement. They discuss organizing, Stonewall, picketing, civil rights, dating, romance, activism and police action. Absolutely fascinating first hand accounts. This is the first of a series of five raw and unedited clips from the speeches of some of these great gay heroes.

In this clip, you will hear about the civil rights movement and its association for one man with the GLF, prison and romance.

(Video by Father Tony)

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Can you identify the speaker?

Jesse Monteagudo | June 29, 2009 8:09 AM

Tony, thanks for sharing this video with us. By the way, veterans of the Gay Liberation Front wrote about their GLF experiences in the new anthology, "Smash the Church, Smash the State," published by City Lights and edited by GLF vet Tommi Avicolli Mecca.