Website exhibit unveiled for the first gay sit-in

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 Janus Society flier of April 1965, distributed after the arrests at Dewey’s.

In 1965 Drum magazine called it “the first sit-in of its kind in the history of the United States.” To honor the fiftieth anniversary of this major act of LGBT resistance, historian Marc Stein presents contemporary reports of the sit-in at Dewey’s restaurant, Center City, Philadelphia, on April 25, 1965. Staged by three teenagers, it protested discrimination against "homosexuals,” “masculine women,” “feminine men,” and “persons wearing non-conformist clothing.”

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