Philadelphia to honor LGBT march on Washington

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The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously on April 14 to approve the installation of a City Historic Marker in front of the city’s Quaker Meeting House to commemorate its role in hosting a conference to plan the first national LGBT rights march on Washington in 1979.

A two-page resolution approved by the Philadelphia Council says the Quakers “uniquely and courageously offered the Friends Meeting House Conference Center” as the location for the conference.

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