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LGBTQ Activist Confronts Anita Bryant

  • Aired: 10/16/2017
  • 02:23
  • Rating: TV-G
After the social justice success through the early 70s, LGBTQ activists encountered backlash against expanding human rights. Pop star Anita Bryant led a campaign to roll back human rights ordinances in select ‘target cities,’ including St. Paul. Bryant was at a press conference in Iowa when Tom Higgins, a Twin Cities LGBTQ activist, thrust them both into infamy when hit her in the face with a pie.
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Tom Higgins and Anita Bryant in a memorable moment in the Gay Liberation movement.
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