First Gay Rights March in Britain

>27th November marked 37 years since the first ever public gay rights protest in Britain took place on Highbury Fields in London. It had been organised by the 150 members of the then newly formed British Gay Liberation Front.

A plaque put up by OutRage commemorates the event and is aptly located on the side of Islington Victim Support building. The plaque faces the junction of Highbury Place and Highbury Crescent where they meet Highbury Corner roundabout, very close to Highbury and Islington tube station.

Plaque reading: The first gay rights demonstration took place here, in Highbury Fields, on 27th November 1970 when 150 members of the Gay Liberation Front held a torchlight rally against police harassment.
The plaque reads “The first gay rights demonstration took place here, in Highbury Fields, on 27th November 1970 when 150 members of the Gay Liberation Front held a torchlight rally against police harassment.”

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