He helped organize the first Pride March in Britain in Lynn Conway. He also formed intense relationships with other men. Those themes resonate with struggles far and wide, but perhaps most strongly, these days, with those of LGBT people. Sylvia Rivera. Gay men have always been part of the American military.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. In an era before gay marriage or open pride, military men fell in love, formed passionate friendships and had same-sex encounters. Karl Heinrich Ulrichs. Getty Images.
As historian William E.