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Thomas El­liot wears sun­glasses, a skirt, san­dals, and a scarf at the At­lanta air­port. His next des­ti­na­tion? Jail. He was ar­rested for dis­or­derly con­duct for his typ­i­cally fe­male at­tire.

An­other ar­rest for the dis­or­derly con­duct of wear­ing typ­i­cally fe­male cloth­ing goes to Ralph Ferguson, who had the au­dac­ity to wear a green jacket with a ban­dana, plaid skirt, and shoes that were ob­vi­ously too small into a the­ater.

Ac­tivist Abby Drue, di­rec­tor of the Ben Mar­ion In­sti­tute for So­cial Jus­tice, is en­trapped in the Au­gust an APD raid of Andy Warhol’s “Lone­some Cow­boys” at the Ans­ley Mall Mini Cinema. The raid is the cat­a­lyst for the Ge­or­gia Gay Lib­er­a­tion Front to form here, at a stand­ing-room-only meet­ing at Emory’s New Morn­ing Café in Emory Vil­lage. Berl Boykin, Steve Ab­bott, Bill Smith, and ac­tivist Vicki Gabriner are some of the founders of the GGLF. Bill Smith in­sists the group be called the GE­OR­GIA GLF to en­com­pass the en­tire state.

Mayor Sam Mas­sell ap­points the firstever com­mu­nity li­ai­son Char­lie St. John, an ar­chiv­ist and jour­nal­ism work­ing for the At­lanta Jour­nalCon­sti­tu­tion. Thanks to the Ge­or­gia Gay Lib­er­a­tion Front’s tenac­ity, the first of­fi­cial Gay Pride takes place in At­lanta.

Though de­nied a per­mit to hold what was to be At­lanta’s first Gay Pride March, 125 at­ten­dees show up and chant with signs as they march along the city’s side­walks down­town.

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