Happy Pride! Jun 24, 2015

by Charles Smith

Did you know that the first show presented at On the Boards, Shelly and the Crustaceans, was a benefit to help fight Anita Bryant’s Save Our Children campaign which was spreading hate across the country in the late seventies? This nine minute KCTS documentary, The History of Gay Rights in Seattle, chronicles the local struggle from 1893 – 1978. The fight against Bryant and Initiative 13 starts around 4 mins!