UC Berkeley alumni reflect on Berkeley’s LGBTQ+ history

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Celine Bellegarda/Senior Staff
Before LGBTQ+ campus groups were founded, the city of Berkeley did not have a strong, cohesiveLGBTQ+ community of its own. Several campus alumni reflected on this as they recounted the history.

Before the Stonewall riots marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, and even in the time following, members of the LGBTQ+ community existed within a “hidden subculture” in the Bay Area, according to Robert Plantz, former president of the GSU from 1969 through 1970.
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