Gay Liberation Front

Many of the individuals that founded GLF-DC helped fight for civil rights and peace in the 1960s, but found their sexuality at odds with the radical left of 1970.

As Michael Ferri, a founding member of Washington DC's Gay Liberation Front recalls: “We wanted to establish that we were part of the people’s movement, that we were oppressed people, too.” [interview with Rainbow History, 02/05/06]

What started as a letter to the editor of an underground paper grew into two collective houses that worked with other justice-seeking groups, including the Black Panthers and the Gay Activists Alliance, while protecting and celebrating gay sexual identity.


Rainbow History Project, Philip Clark, Brian Miller, and Steven Behrens