First Public Picketing for Queer Civil Rights in front of the White House

Originally a response to Cuban and US government harassment of homosexuals, the new militant gay tactic of picketing created by MSW expanded to the Pentagon, the Civil Service Commission, and the State Department.

Originally supported only by ECHO, Mattachine's pickets were supported by the Daughters of Bilitis, NY Mattachine, and other organizations at Annual Reminders in Philadelphia on July 4th each year.