“To Stamp Out the Oppression of All Black People”: Ron Grayson and the Association of Black Gays, 1975–1979

@article{Quin2019ToSO,
  title={“To Stamp Out the Oppression of All Black People”: Ron Grayson and the Association of Black Gays, 1975–1979},
  author={Kevin C. Quin},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  year={2019},
  volume={104},
  pages={227 - 249}
}
  • K. Quin
  • Published 1 March 2019
  • History
  • The Journal of African American History
In Los Angeles, one October evening in 1975, an African American man named Ron Grayson addressed a crowd of 600 people in front of Hollywood High School. Grayson, a local activist who was regarded as the “dean of the black gay community in Los Angeles,” was selected to speak at the gathering that preceded a march to the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) Wilcox Avenue station where attendees demanded the removal of racist police chief Edward M. Davis. Organized by leaders in L.A.’s gay… 
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