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Preparation for Dance

Police harassment of gatherings of homosexual persons in San Francisco at this time was commonplace. The New Year's Day Ball was carefully planned to adhere to municipal code to minimize the possibility of a police raid. CRH clergy met with police representatives beforehand to secure assurances that the police would not interfere.

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Tavern Guild Leader Bill Plath Recounts Preparations and Police Raid

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From “Shedding a StraightJacket” produced by GLBT Historical Society, October 1996; Paul Gabriel, videographer and curator; Edd Dundas, editor and duplicator.

Repository: GLBT Historical Society