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This is a list of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1970.
8 — Police, led by
Seymour Pine of the Stonewall raid the year before, raide an illegal gay bar called the Snake Pit in Greenwich Village. Over 160 people are arrested.  17 — The film premieres in New York City. The Boys in the Band 
9 — A high school teacher named Ingrid Mykle Montano in
Phoenix, Arizona, is forced to resign after parents complain about her inviting a gay man to speak in one of her sociology classes.  21— Bella Abzug speaks at a Gay Activist Alliance meeting, becoming the first politician to court the LGBT community's votes in the United States. 
12 — Lesbians Neva Joy Heckmann and Judith Ann Belew marry in
Los Angeles.  24 — The Rockefeller Five, five activists from the Gay Activists Alliance, are arrested during a sit-in at the Republican Senate Committee headquarters.
 27 — Chicago holds the first
LGBT Pride parade the USA  28 — On the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots, what started out as a march on Christopher Street in New York City of a few hundred people turned into thousands of people ending in Central Park. It brought gay and lesbian individuals together to demonstrate that they were a sizable minority population. 
5 — Colombia changes "homosexual behavior" from a felony into a misdemeanor, and the maximum penalty is reduced to three years. 
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^ Miller, p. 390
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