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Title
Gay leaders at police station
Creator
Pat Rocco
Date Created and/or Issued
1974-07
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
Rights Information
909 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90007; phone (213) 821-2771; fax (213) 741-0220
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ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives
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Description
Al Gordon, looking to challenge the unequal enforcement of sex laws in Los Angeles, persuaded Morris Kight to make a citizen arrest of three couples
Jeanne Cordova and Barbara Gehrke, Reverend Troy Perry and Steve Jordan, and Jeanne Barney and Frank Brighamand. The photograph captures Al Gordon and Morris Kight attempting to turn in the "Felon 6" to the police at the Rampart Police Station. The event was witnessed by community leaders Pat Underwood (left at counter), W. Dorr Legg (to Pat's left), Al Gordon (in front of officer), Reverend Troy Perry (behind Al), Morris Kight (black jacket and glasses), Steve Jordon (sunglasses), Frank Brighamand (black tie), Barbara Gehrke, and Jeanne Barney (right). In 1975, Willie Brown's bill to reform the California sex laws passed with the help of Senate Majority Leader George Moscone and Lieutenant Governor Mervyn Dymally. July 1974.
Type
image
Format
image/tiff
photographs
Identifier
2007006_047.tif
http://doi.org/10.25549/one-c4-89
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/2007006_047.jpg
Subject
Gay activists--California--Los Angeles
Lesbian activists
Police stations
Gays--Legal status, laws, etc
Place
California
Los Angeles
USA
Source
University of Southern California [Contributing entity]
Relation
ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives
Photographs
Provenance
Coll2007-006 Pat Rocco photographs and papers

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