Gay Liberation Front


gay rights activist group founded in New York City after the Stonewall riots of 1969.

Believing that oppression was intersectional, the GLA showed solidarity with the Black Panther Party among other movements. Some GLA members felt they should focus solely on gay rights and activism, hence the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) was formed later that year. The GAA become more popular than the GLF, which was dismantled in 1972.

“Within a year, GLF had organized Sunday night meetings, nineteen ‘cells’ or action groups, an all-men’s meeting, a women’s caucus, three communal living groups, and a series of successful community dancces, in addition to publishing the newspaper Come Out!” (Bronksi, 210)



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