Gay bars close in New York City cleanup drive  |  Michigan man commits suicide two days before sentencing for gross indecency  |  New York Times links homosexuals and decay on West 42nd Street  |  U.S. Postal authorities seize 400 “physique” magazines, declaring them obscene and unmailable | Miami police raid “deviates’ den” | William H. Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell defect to the Soviet Union


“Morals raids” carried out in Tampa  |  Delaware police announce “morals” cleanup  |  Heterosexuals are vulnerable to blackmail  |  Illinois repeals its sodomy law while revising its criminal code  |  San Francisco police arrest 103 at the Tay-Bush Inn raid.  |  New York Mirror columnist blasts Mattachine Society  |  San Francisco’s KQED airs “The Rejected”


Illinois sodomy law repeal goes into effect  | Two men are arrest for the “Abominable Act and Detestable Crime Against Nature.” | The U.S. Supreme Court rules that magazines featuring nude males are not obscene | New York’s WBAI radio broadcasts a panel discussion featuring eight gay men | British Admiralty clerk John Vassall is arrested for spying |


New Mexico increases criminal penalties for sodomy | ONE magazine publishes “Let’s Push Homophile Marriage | U.S. Congress holds hearings the on Mattachine Society | Frank Kameny becomes the first openly gay man to speak before a Congressional committee


A simple home device for aversion therapy | The FCC backs broadcasters airing programs about homosexuality | A treatment program for homosexuals at an Ohio psychiatric hospital | Life publishes “Homosexuality In America” | The Haight Theater in San Francisco begins catering to gay audiences


Researchers unveil an improved method for delivering electric shocks for aversion therapy | San Francisco Police raid the New Year’s Day Ball | The Washington Post publishes “Those Others: A Report on Homosexuality” | FBI collects info on homophile groups “obstructing the efforts of the bureau | East Coast Homophile Organizations (ECHO) endorsement of picketing threatens to split the gay rights movement | The U.S. Supreme Court cites the right to privacy in striking birth control bans | Life opposes decriminalization of homosexuality | U.S. Appeals Court rules that an unspecified charge of homosexuality is not a bar to federal employment | Gay activists picket the Civil Service Commission | FBI issues a memo on “Obstructive Tactics of Organizations.” | A letter to a probation officer | The Washington Post reveals the Civil Service is offering disability retirement for “alcoholics and homosexuals.” | Gay rights activists picket the State Department | The Twelfth (and last) annual Mattachine Society conference is held in San Francisco | A Boston resident congratulates Beacon Hill for its tolerance |The third annual ECHO conference is held at the Barbizon Plaza Hotel in New York City | Tallahassee police use college students as bait