Thursday, April 05, 2012

God Bless Anita Bryant

Let me explain.  If Anita Bryant hadn't been so virulently anti-gay in her interview with Playboy Magazine the nascent Gay Rights movement might have never taken off.  Her bile and hatred, such as calling for 20 year prison sentences for being homosexual gave gay men a rallying point.  Her "Save Our Children" activities in Florida did more for gay self-awareness than anyone could have imagined.

That spark ignited a whole generation of activists and this lovely clip shows just how some of them responded.  The famous "pie assassination" on national television got cheers in LGBT households across the country.  Enjoy!

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