June 29, 2019 at 7:33 am EDT | by Staff reports
Looking back: 50 years of the Blade
Christopher Street Liberation, gay news, Washington Blade
The top headline in the June 1970 issue of the Blade: “Christopher Street Liberation Day — ‘say it loud — gay and proud!'”

Forty-nine years ago this month, the Blade reported on the first “Christopher Street Liberation Day” demonstrations commemorating the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Riots.

Per the Blade:

“The nation’s first massed-gay demonstration will take place Sunday, June 28 with an estimated 10,000 gays from all over the east coast participating. The event will commemorate the spontaneous reaction of several hundred homosexuals which took place in June of 1969 following a raid on the Stonewall bar in New York City.” 

To review the Blade’s one-of-a-kind, 50-year archive, visit washingtonblade.com/archives

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