LGBT Rights: 1960

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President Eisenhower issues an executive order which allows private sector employers working on government defense contracts to ban employment of homosexuals.

Daughters of Bilitis convene in San Francisco the first national public gathering of lesbians in the United States.

A state Alcoholic Beverage Control inspector and a San Francisco police officer are caught demanding monthly payoffs from owners of bars catering to lesbians and gay men, in what the press dubs the "Gayola" scandal.