March on Washington, 1979
The Pre-MOW Conference in Philadelphia
Courtesy of the Botts Collection

On February 23-25, 1979, as part of the planning for the March on Washington,
a conference was held in Philadelphia.
Upfront Newspaper had representatives there, taking photos.

 

for most of the photos below national delegates are shown and there many names
are not known, so if you can help please contact me with the photo# and name

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4 & 5, Morris Kight of Los Angeles

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12, Morris Kight of Los Angeles, with sign language interpreter

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13, Kathi Dennis of Workers World Party

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in this assembly shot I can pick out on the left Alice Shrader waiting in line to speak, and Gary Van Ooteghem about five people behind her.
and below, Alice is at the podium

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15c, Alice Shrader of Houston

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16,17, Steve Endean, of GRNL (Gay Rights National Lobby)

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18, Walter Lear, 19 through 23, Gary Van Ooteghem

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28, Gary Van Oogteghem, with sign language interpreter

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29, 30, Steve Shiflett of Houston

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31,32, Steve Ault of NYC, National Co-coordinator of the March

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33,34, Eleanor Cooper

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35, the iconic Frank Kameny

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37, Alice Shrader of Houston

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39-41, Paul Boneberg of San Francisco

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I believe the rest may have been from an earlier MOW planning meeting in Houston prior to the Philly one.

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44, Rita Wanstrom and Richard Burkhardt of Houston