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Pride & Empowerment

Remember Stonewall flyer (1976)
“…to publicly celebrate gay sexuality and reclaim the right to self-expression of our bodies.”
Protesting “getting on the bandwagon of straight culture,” the Fort Hill Faggots for Freedom marked the U.S. Bicentennial by recognizing the history of gay oppression in the United States and calling for “militant solidarity” in the struggle for gay liberation and civil rights. The Fort Hill Faggots for Freedom was a collective formed in Roxbury’s Fort Hill section in 1969 for draft resistors and their supporters. From the William J. Canfield papers.

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