The Gay Liberation Front was initially formed by thirty-seven men and women after the Stonewall Riots (1969) at a gay bar in New York in which police attempted to arrest the patrons. Many of the Gay Liberation Front's founders had been active in the New Left—the loose coalition of civil rights, black power, antiwar, student and feminist groups—and from the beginning, GLF aligned itself with a broader movement for social justice. GLFers threw themselves into New Left activism. They participated in actions against the Vietnam War, and for the Black Panther Party (BPP), the Young Lords Party (YLP), and women’s liberation. Although the GLF disbanded in 1971, it spawned many other gay rights organizations. A new era of the gay rights movement began in the 1980s with the emergence of AIDS, which decimated the leadership and shifted the focus for many. This era saw a resurgence of militancy with direct action groups like AIDS…
Gay Liberation Front
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