Activists opposed to the Equal Rights Amendment including religious conservatives and the Eagle Forum's Phyllis Schlafly fought its adoption by the minimum 38 state legislatures required for ratification. Community Culture. October 23, . Men had to wear ties, preferably with a jacket. After buying out a nearby flower shop, the demonstrators caravanned to the station, festooned it with the flowers and bailed out the arrested men. Organized by the owner of gay bar Pandora's Box and built on the Black Cat protests of weeks earlier, about LGBT people watched as around 40 picketers demonstrated in front of the Black Cat in coordination with hippies and other counterculture groups who had been targeted by police for harassment and violence. While serving with the Union Army, Gordon was at one point taken prisoner by rebel forces, beaten and left for dead, but he managed to escape and rejoin the Union side.
Social attitudes Prejudice Violence. Lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT topics. Three people staged another sit-in on May 5, occupying a table for a few hours.