Boston Lesbian and Gay Pride news feature (1982)

Over 13,000 people gathered in Copley Square for the 1982 Gay Pride March through Back Bay and Beacon Hill to the Boston Common. Speakers at the rally protested President Reagan’s administration, claiming that certain policies contributed to heterosexism and other injustices towards lesbians and gay men. In addition, Brian McNaught, the Boston mayoral liaison to the lesbian and gay community, announced at the parade that Mayor Kevin White signed an executive order to prohibit discrimination by the city on the basis of sexual orientation. From the Bromfield Street Educational Foundation records.

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