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1979 - Standing up against queer bashing

Washington St, Lynn Shore Drive, Lynn, MA

Lynn businessman and politician, Jay Gilbert, takes a stand against gay bashing. The article describes an assault on Washington St.

Before he came out in 1979, Gilbert ran for Lynn city council at large in 1969, state reprepresentative for 9th Essex in 1970, and state representative for 1st Essex in 1971. Gilbert was an advocate for gay rights in Lynn.

Pictured: News clipping

Location: Washington St, Lynn Shore Drive, Lynn, MA

Source: The Daily Item

Date: 1979-12-19

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