First LGBT protest to be commemorated

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell will join activists at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 to mark the 50th anniversary of the demonstration at The Black Cat, 3909 Sunset Blvd., which is credited as the first LGBT civil rights protest in the United States.

The event will feature a re-enactment, march and political rally.

“Los Angeles and the 13th Council District have been ground zero for some of the most important events in LGBT history, especially the watershed Black Cat protests that took place right here in Silver Lake 50 years ago,” O’Farrell said.

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