“The Civil Rights of Parents”: Race and Conservative Politics in Anita Bryant’s Campaign against Gay Rights in 1970s Florida

  title={“The Civil Rights of Parents”: Race and Conservative Politics in Anita Bryant’s Campaign against Gay Rights in 1970s Florida},
  author={Gillian Frank},
  journal={Journal of the History of Sexuality},
  pages={126 - 160}
  • G. Frank
  • Published 20 December 2012
  • History
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
O n 18 J a n u a r y 1977 , a t a p u b l i c h e a r i n g in Miami before the Board of Commissioners of Dade County, Florida, opponents and proponents of an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination against lesbians and gay men in the areas of housing, public accommodations, and employment squared off. The small contingent of gay rights activists supporting the ordinance was vastly outnumbered by hundreds of Baptists who arrived on buses chartered by two local churches. Bearing signs such… 

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