The notorious pedophile organization North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) was a voting member of the Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee (CSLDC) which ran New York City's gay pride parade for much of the 1970s and 1980s.
The CSLDC for most of its duration was infiltrated by mob figures, financed with mob money and promoted bar and bathhouse culture as its legitimate members and political activities increasingly became marginalized as extensively detailed in The Mafia and the Gays by Phillip Crawford Jr. Among the voting members of the CSLDC was Ed "the Skull" Murphy who also controlled the Christopher Street Festival Committee (CSFC) which sold booth space to vendors at the end of the parade route. Murphy was a Gambino associate who banged underage boys -- even suspected of killing one or more -- and yet neither his mob ties nor degenerate proclivities seemed to garner much outrage from the larger LGBT community. Indeed, in a move which seemingly condoned child molesters such as Ed Murphy, the CSLDC at a February 8, 1982 meeting elected NAMBLA as a voting member according to archived records, and meeting minutes further provide "Bob Rhodes had requested to change his status from that of an individual to that of representative for NAMBLA."
Perhaps NAMBLA's election to the CSLDC to run the pride parade should not be a total shock. The unfortunate fact is that throughout the 1970s many gay organizations -- although certainly not all -- advocated for outright repeal of age-of-consent laws. For example, on February 13, 1972 in Chicago, IL at a meeting of the National Coalition of Gay Organizations a national "Gay Rights Platform" was adopted which expressly included that "we demand the repeal of all laws forbidding voluntary sex acts involving consenting persons in private," and "repeal of all laws governing the age of consent."
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