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Don Jackson
(? - living) U.S.A.

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Gay activist


Founder of the Gay Liberation Front in Los Angeles, Don Jackson wanted to take over Alpine County, in California's Sierra Nevada, and turn it into a "Stonewall Nation". At a Berkeley gay liberation conference in December 1969 he laid out his gay nationalist vision:

"A beautiful valley in the mountains...A place where a gay government can build the basis for a flourishing gay counter-culture and city...There is a county in California where 200 gays would constitute a majority of registered voters...The colony could become the gay symbol of liberty, a world center for the gay counter-culture, and a shining symbol of hope to all gay people in the world."

Jackson asked pioneers to help form this Stonewall Nation. Though the proposal received media attention, few gay men and lesbians were willing to move there.


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