50th Anniversary of The Black Cat Protest | 11th February | LA

On 11th February 1967, exactly 50 years ago, protesters gathered at The Black Cat Tavern, in the first documented, organized LGBT civil rights demonstration in the U.S.

#BlackCat67 is a parking lot rally and party to celebrate
the birth of the LGBT civil rights movement.

On New Year’s Eve of 1966, Gay revelers and their allies gathered at The Black Cat Tavern to ring in the New Year with friends and loved ones. At the stroke of midnight as patrons exchanged celebratory kisses, undercover LAPD officers pounced – beating, chasing, and finally arresting 14 for charges ranging from lewd conduct to felony assault of a police officer.

Raise a glass and boogie to sounds of the 60s and contemporary anthems as we salute the protesters and bar patrons of The Black Cat Tavern, with a rally, special guests and a demonstration march on Sunset Boulevard!

8p – 2a
3909 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90029

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