Equality Forum

Dewey's at 17th and Chancellor in Philadelphia, c. 1965
John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives
Pat Loeb
June 14, 2019 - 8:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four years before the Stonewall riots, Philadelphia was the scene of what local historians believe was the first successful protest for LGBTQ rights. Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio On April 25, 1965, protesters staged a sit-in at an all-night hamburger restaurant called...
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A new historic marker on Monday commemorating a 1965 lunch counter sit-in for LGBTQ rights.
Pat Loeb | KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
October 01, 2018 - 4:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Equality Forum dedicated a new historic marker on Monday commemorating a 1965 lunch counter sit-in for LGBTQ rights. The protest at a Center City deli is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. The gay men's choir helped celebrate the...
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Gay rights flag
Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
April 26, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A play debuting off-Broadway next week tells the story of a Philadelphia doctor who successfully pushed for homosexuality to no longer be considered a mental illness. Psychiatrist John Fryer wore a mask and disguised his voice, when he explained to the American...
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