LGBTQ* Community History and Advertising
Mattachine Society Midwest, Law and the Homosexual
LGBTQ* History Through Photography
Outside of the Stonewall Inn — Following the 1969 Riots
Mattachine Society’s plea
*photographer: Fred W. McDarrah
LGBTQ* Art, Graphics and Advertising History
How the (Zebra) Got Its Spots
Mattachine Society Inc, of New York 1966
Poster reads: Homosexuals are different…. but… we believe they have the right to be. We believe that the civil rights and human dignity of homosexuals are as precious as those of any other citizen… we believe that the homosexual has the right to live, work and participate in a free society.
Mattachine defends the rights of homosexuals and tries to create a climate of understanding and acceptance.
(note: The Mattachine Society was one of the first public support/ally/equality resource groups in the United States. )
LGBTQ* Societies, Groups and Rallies
You Should Know
The Mattachine Society
Homophile group founded after the Society for Human Rights. The leading voice/publication from a homosexual equality groups during the early stages of LGBTQ* equality in the United States of America. Founded in 1950 by Harry Hay (founder of the Radical Faeries) and other male friends in Los Angeles.