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On June 28, 1969 the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay and lesbian club in Greenwich Village, and LGBTQ people decided to fight back in a series of demonstrations known as the Stonewall riots. These riots were a turning point in the LGBT rights movement, and it forced LGBT rights into the spotlight in the US and around the world.
the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) said "the American Federation of Teachers protest any personnel actions taken against any teacher solely because he or she practices homosexual behavior in private life." The National Education Association, the largest labor union in the US, stood by this decision and included sexual orientation in their nondiscrimination policy in 1973.
In 1974, the Teamsters approached Harvey Milk and Howard Wallace, two openly gay politicians and activists in San Francisco, to support a boycott against Coors. Coors was an anti- union beer company, which screened potential
employees with a lie detector test asking their
opinions on unions, as well as whether they
were a "homosexual." Milk and Wallace
supported the boycott on the condition that
the Teamsters advocate for hiring openly gay
truck drivers