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This six-color version of the Gay Pride flag is the most commonly used version.

The original version from 1978, created by the openly gay American Gilbert Baker, had two additional stripes - hot pink and turquoise - which were removed due to manufacturing needs.

Still, it was officially recognized due to having received a charter from the state of Illinois, and produced the first American publication for gays, Friendship and Freedom. government officials assumed that communists would blackmail gay employees of the federal government who would provide them classified information rather than risk exposure.

Another significant case came in 1961, when astronomer Frank Kameny protested his firing by the U. Civil Service Commission due to his homosexuality, arguing this case to the United States Supreme Court.

Partners of two-spirits have not historically viewed themselves as homosexual, and moreover drew a sharp conceptual line between themselves and two-spirits.

There were few openly gay European men in America at this time, due to legal consequences as well as social ostracism.

The bartender initially started preparing the men a drink but then put his hand over the glass, which was photographed.

The New York Times ran a headline the next day saying "3 Deviates Invite Exclusion by Bars." The Mattachines then challenged the liquor rule in court and the courts ruled that gays had a right to peacefully assemble, which undercut the previous state liquor authority contention that the presence of gay clientele automatically was grounds for charges of operating a "disorderly" premises.

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