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Gay rights in huey newtons 1970 speech

The Huey P. Newton reader

Beginnings 1969 Lesbian and gay student groups begin to form at area colleges. The Boston University Homophile Committee was the first university-recognized student homophile organization in Boston, established on December 4, 1969. The group forms to coordinate activities of student homophile organizations, to encourage other student homophile organizations, and to provide a place where members and non-members could meet and socialize outside of a bar setting.

SHL News provides information about activities and events, legal and political issues, and VD testing. The group ended in 1972.

Black Panthers Founder Huey Newton Supported Gay Rights Back In 1970

Read the newsletter in PDF: The dance is attended by 400-500 people. Later the building burned down forcing SHL to seek a new venue for their second dance. A speech by Huey Newton, the Minister of Information for the Black Panther Party, on working with lesbians and gay men is also handed out. Page 1 Gaining Momentum 1975 Larry Anderson, black transsexual and member of Boston's first gay and lesbian youth group, Project Lambda, appears on the cover of the Spring issue of Fag Rag.

The group ends in 1976 after losing funding from the City.

  • The Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth and the Student Rights Bill 1992 The first Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth in the country is founded in Massachusetts to address issues such as gay and lesbian youth suicide, high school drop outs, homelessness and drug use;
  • Homosexuals are not enemies of the people.

Click on image to see a readable version 1977 The Committee for Gay Youth CGY is founded to revive Project Lambda as a "watchdog for the needs of the often neglected Boston gay youth," and to provide a place for gay youth and young adults to meet as an alternative to bars. The group meets at the Arlington St.

Huey P. Newton on gay, women’s liberation

George Smith is appointed youth liaison to the adult-run group. The youth interviewed criticize Boston's adult gay community's focus on issues such as Anita Bryant and Susan Saxe, and their lack of support for local gay youth.

It is the first youth run organization in Boston. Its office at 128a Tremont St. BAGLY continues today as the second oldest continuously running youth organization in the country. More than 100 youth attend. Results of the survey are published in a feature article in the July 20 issue of GCN. Click on image to see a readable version 1987 High School students at Brookline High School write a Gay Rights Amendment for their school handbook that is approved by the school committee.

It states, "it is now illegal for anyone student, teacher, administrator to be discriminated against on the basis of sexual preference " 1988 Project 10 East is founded at Cambridge Ringe and Latin High School as the first public school based support group for gay and lesbian students in Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth and the Student Rights Bill 1992 The first Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth in the country is founded in Massachusetts to address issues such as gay and lesbian youth suicide, high school drop outs, homelessness and drug use. Youths testify at the first ever public hearings on GLBT youth.

  • Besides it was a lot of fun;
  • But Newton urged his fellow activists to be compassionate and inclusive;
  • Newton Reader combines now-classic texts with never-before-published writings from the Black Panther Party archives;
  • Read the full text of his speech here;
  • And I know through reading, and through my life experience and observations that homosexuals are not given freedom and liberty by anyone in society;
  • The youth interviewed criticize Boston's adult gay community's focus on issues such as Anita Bryant and Susan Saxe, and their lack of support for local gay youth.

Passage of the law is due to the consolidated efforts of students across Massachusetts. Read the Student Rights Bill:

  1. We should be willing to discuss the insecurities that many people have about homosexuality.
  2. Suddenly it felt especially meaningful for me to share this story, if only to show where I come from as a book editor. June 5, 1971 -- Uniting against a common enemy.
  3. Some of the material was over my head, but listening to Huey, even when he spoke at length about Nietzsche and Kant, was fascinating because he was so clearly passionate about ideas that you could almost see him, animated, speaking to the listener, whoever he was.