Harry Chapin concert in 1978-06 in Santa Monica, California

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In June 1978 Harry Chapin performed in a benefit concert to fight proposition 8 in California, which would have outlawed gays and lesbians from teaching in California public schools. Over $25,000 was reported to have been raised. The proposition was defeated that November with 58% voting against the proposition. Also, appearing were Joan Baez, Peter Yarrow, and Holly Near.[1]

Reference

  1. Romesburg, Don (June 9, 1998). "20 years ago - Briggs initiative defeated". The Advocate: pp. 12. Retrieved 2010-06-19 .