The united states gay liberation front (glf) was formed in the aftermath of the stonewall riots. The riots are considered by many to be the prime catalyst for the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for lgbt rights in the united states. On in greenwich village, new york, the new york city police raided the stonewall inn, a well known gay bar, located on christopher street. Gay flames (issue 4, 1970), a glf publication, observed that gay liberation is trying to build an alternative to the barsbathscruising scene which has become a way of life for so many homosexuals, particularly homosexual males. Friday night classes listed in the publication included medical, legal, demonstration, gay squatters, racism. Gay liberation front activist martha shelley wrote, we are women and men who, from the time of our earliest memories, have been in revolt against the sex-role structure and nuclear family structure. In december 1969 the gay liberation front voted a cash donation to the black panthers, some of whose leaders had expressed homophobic sentiments. Photo by diana davies gay liberation front marches on times square, new york, 1970. In the 1960s and 70s, amid a climate of political upheaval and civil rights activism, lgbt communities across the us were uniting for visibility and change. Manuscripts and archives division, the new york public library. Gay liberation front women demonstrate at city hall, new york the new york public library digital collections. Freaking fag revolutionaries new yorks gay liberation front, 1969-1971. From identity to politics the lesbian and gay movements in the united states.