CAUSES: The Band Gets Bigger

Far from driving America's homosexuals back into the closet, Anita Bryant has lured them out onto the streets. Less than three weeks after Bryant and her supporters persuaded Dade County, Fla., voters to repeal the local gay civil rights ordinance (TIME, June 20), demonstrators marched last weekend in at least eight U.S. cities to protest that decision. In New York, some 50,000 gays and nonhomosexual sympathizers crammed Fifth Avenue sidewalk to sidewalk for almost 1½ miles. In San Francisco, the West Coast's gay capital, 125,000 turned out. Because previous San Francisco parades...

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