50th Anniversary of The Black Cat Protest

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Join us for Black Cat '67, a parking lot rally and party to celebrate the birth of the LGBT Civil Rights movement in the U.S.A! 

The History: 

On New Year's Eve of ‘66, gay revelers and their allies gathered at The Black Cat Tavern to ring in the New Year with friends and loved ones. At the stroke of midnight as patrons exchanged celebratory kisses, undercover LAPD officers pounced - beating, chasing, and finally arresting 14 for charges ranging from lewd conduct to felony assault of a police officer.

On February 11th ’67, on this day exactly 50 years ago, protestors gathered at The Black Cat Tavern, in the first organized LGBT demonstration in U.S. history.

The Revelry: 

Raise a glass and boogie to sounds of the 60’s and contemporary anthems as we salute the protestors and bar patrons of The Black Cat Tavern, with a rally, special guests and a demonstration march on Sunset Blvd!

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Thie event is sponsored by openly Gay Los Angeles City Council member Mitch O'Farrell, who represents The Black Cat as part of the 13th District.

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