March 9, 1969: The Horrific Death of Howard Efland Beaten To Death by the L.A..P.D. In Dover Hotel Raid

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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6 Responses

  1. john a says:

    good god! they say every cloud has a silver lining but i’m still trying to think of one for this story. R.I.P. HOWARD EFLLAND.

  2. JT says:

    WTF? so hard to fathom…even still…even in that era…that horrific events like this actually transpired. never gets any easier to read the brutality. like john a. wrote, rip, howard!

  3. JT says:

    thank you, will, for bringing it to our attention…after all these years!

  4. Claudette says:

    This is disgusting. It disgust me. A lot. How, can you kill an innocent man, just because he is gay? That is rubbish, and personally I feel like you don’t have authority to kill someone just because you’re a police officer! Bullshit. And the fact that none of these L.A.P.D officers weren’t charged of anything, goes to show how bad the justice system is. I am totally and utterly disgusted. I don’t want to live in a world that is so full of hate crime. Get over yourselves, you’re not superior because of your skin colour, nor are you superior because of your jobs. Killing someone should be regarded aas the worst thing to do, especially when you do it because the man is gay, black/white/hispanic. Nothing makes you special if you think you were doing a favour by executing innocent people. Disgusting. Totally disgusting!

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