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30 Days of Pride: Barbara Gittings

June 1st kicked off Pride Month! So for the next 30 days let's recognize the people who played pivotal roles in LGBTQ History.

DAY FIVE 👉 BARBARA GITTINGS

"At least a decade before Stonewall, out lesbian Barbara Gittings was fighting public battles aimed at securing rights for queer people. In 1958, Gittings founded the New York Chapter of the Daughters of Bilitis, the parent organization of which was founded three years earlier in San Francisco.

Gittings is credited with leading the successful movement to change the psychiatric and psychological professions' view of homosexuality as a mental pathology. In 1973 the American Psychiatric Association revoked its designation of homosexuality as a disorder."

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