Gay History – October 27th: Siggy Freud, The GAA Invades Harpers, and the Tragic Murder of Gay Sailor Allen Schindler

Will Kohler

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  1. Although I wasn’t there that day I did become a member of GAA two years later.. And we continued to do what was known as ZAPPS. We were fearless or so it seemed, I was just fourteen and the youngest protester but still I had heart. These are the kind of actions that made others in charge understand that we would do anything to protect and advance our civil rights. Inasmuch as things like “Don’t ask don’t tell” being reformed and same sex marriage being excepted around the country is amazing our main goal was that we all felt free to express our affection to same sex partners in public. Understanding that it takes a lot of guts is why most of us knew then that our family ties need to be strong.
    I support every member of my GLTB family.

  2. fafner says:

    Sorry for being an ass, but it’s vive la France. We’re fond of the subjunctive.

  3. One correction: Arthur Evans was not President of GAA; Jim Owles was, as indicated in the later graphic caption.

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