The city itself has, among its many nicknames, the nicknames "gay capital of the world" and "the gay Mecca", and has been described as "the original 'gay-friendly city'". These transient and diverse populations thrust into a relatively anarchic environment were less likely to conform to social conventions. For example, with an unbalanced gender ratio, men often assumed roles conventionally assigned to women in social and domestic settings. Cross-gender dress and same-sex dancing were prevalent at city masquerade balls where some men assumed the traditional role of women going so far as to wear female attire. Cross-dressing is still an important part of LGBT culture in the city today. The late s saw a shift in the demographics of the city along with new social and political attitudes.
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The Democratic National Convention was a presidential nominating convention , held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , from July 25 to 28, The convention gathered delegates of the Democratic Party , the majority of them elected through a preceding series of primaries and caucuses , to nominate a candidate for president and vice president in the United States presidential election. Former U. Her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine from Virginia , was confirmed by delegates as the party's nominee for vice president by acclamation. Delegates at the convention also adopted a party platform, through a voice vote , to take to the elections , touted as the "most progressive " platform in the Democratic Party's history. The progressive shift was often credited to Sanders and the influence of platform-committee members appointed by him.
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The gay liberation [a] movement is a social and political movement of the late s through the mids [b] that urged lesbians and gay men to engage in radical direct action , and to counter societal shame with gay pride. Not until later in the seventies in urban gay centers and well into the eighties in smaller communities did the marches begin to be called " gay pride parades ". Gay liberation is also known for its links to the counterculture of the time e. In general, the politics were radical, anti-racist , and anti-capitalist.