Philadelphia & LGBT Rights: A 50 Year Timeline 1965-2015
July 4, 1965
First Annual Reminder Day demonstration takes place at Independence Hall. 7 women and 33 men participate.
July 4, 1969
Fifth and last Annual Reminder Day demonstration at Independence Hall. Approximately 150 people march. In November, activists meet to reassess the focus of the LGBT movement. As a result of the Stonewall Riots, they decide to move the annual demonstrations from Philadelphia to New York City.
December 3, 1979
In the spring of 1978, four lesbians and four gay men form the Philadelphia Gay Task Force with a grant from the Christian Association of the University of Pennsylvania. In December of 1979, Rita Adessa becomes Executive Director of what is now the Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force.