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November, 11 — Mattachine Society founded

November 13, 2012 By Josh Steichmann
Cover of Mattachine flyer

Cover of Mattachine recruitment flyer, "Are you left handed?"

On November 11, 1950, five men met for the first meeting of the Mattachine Society, the most influential pre-Stonewall organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. They were Harry Hay, Rudi Gernreich, Dale Jennings, Chuck Rowland and Bob Hull, and James Gruber and his boyfriend Konrad Stevens joined within a year.

More history, including rarely-seen documents, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »