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Gay Rights Movement
Transcript of Gay Rights Movement
2. After the murder of Harvey Milk and George Moscone, the murder, Dan White, was only sentenced two 7 years in prison. This is called a Diminished Capacity. Meaning though he did the crime he shouldn’t be held fully responsible. This led to what is know as the white nights in San Francisco. Riots in the streets, fires, holding up traffic, and marching toward city hall.
Gay Rights Movement
Where do we stand now?
The fight is still on! They have a long way to go, but they have achieve many things throughout the years. Including the legalization of Gay marriage in certain states.
Work Cited Conti..
**Social Movement PowerPoint
How did it developed?
*The movement for freedom really sparked in the 1970’s. The Stonewall Inn was a bar on Christopher Street in New York City's Greenwich Village, a place where gay men and women could socialize at a time when the city was cracking down on gay bars and homosexual life. An early-morning bust at the Stonewall — with reports that customers were being beaten by cops — provokes a sympathetic crowd into two days of rioting. A revolution is born.
*First Gay-Pride Parade. Pride parades are held in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
*Homosexuality is removed as a category of disorder from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
The high points for the Gay rights movement really began in 1969-1982. The gay rights movement had been gaining support ever since the riots at Stonewall Inn began. The more events that happened, the more it spark the movements national attention. Parades, important people like Harvey Milk joining and supporting the movement, even riots happening during the rise.
What is the Gay Rights Movement?
The Gay Rights Movement is a social movement, whose goal is to achieve acceptance and equal rights for all people of all sexual orientation and sexualities.
Andrew Cairns and Kryslynn Collazo
When did it begin?
The first recognized gay-rights organization in the U.S. was founded in Chicago by German immigrant Henry Gerber on December 10, 1924. The society received a charter from the state of Illinois and produced Friendship and Freedom, the first American publication for homosexuals.
**Positive impact: Elaine Noble becomes the first openly gay person elected to public office in the U.S. She serves in the Massachusetts house of representatives from 1975 to 1979.
**Negative impact: San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk are assassinated by former supervisor Dan White at San Francisco city hall.
**Harvey Milk: His election to the San Francisco board of supervisors in 1977 proves that the gay community can be organized into an electoral constituency. His political acumen and provocative style make him a hero. But he also attracts enmity and becomes the gay-liberation movement's first great martyr.
**George Moscone: In 1966 Moscone ran for and won a seat in the California State Senate, representing the 10th District in San Francisco County. Moscone was quickly rising through the ranks of the California Democratic Party.
Proactive Vs. Reactive
Gay Rights Movement is a Proactive Movement.
Proactive movement wants to change Society
Reactive movement wants to change a small part of society
Which Relates to The Gay Rights Movement?
A Reformative social movement targets a broader group and advocate for minor changes, instead of radical ones.
Examples:Progressives Party,Civil Rights Movement, Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Relationship to Authority
Opponents of the Movement
Media Coverage: Favorable or Unfavorable
**Maine Same-Sex Marriage Forum (WABI-5, 17 October 2012) Matthew McTighe of the Mainers United for Marriage debates Carroll Conley of the Christian Civic League. In this debate Matt McTighe provides an excellent argument for marriage equality in Maine. Most of what he said is adaptable to other states, "We must protect traditional marriage and the traditional family."
**Opponents also say "God created Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve."
**"This study confirms what most of us already suspected: that the surge in public support for gay marriage has been a phenomenon largely driven by the media. There’s little doubt that gay marriage is in vogue – 70% of young adults (ages 18 to 29) are in favor. As the group most engaged with new media trends and thus most susceptible to media bias, this demographic’s overwhelming support is a strong indicator of media’s seminal role in shaping gay marriage opinions."
**"The center found 44 percent of stories were pretty neutral. But in stories that largely reflected one side or the other, statements supportive of gay marriage dominated those opposing it by a 5-to-1 margin. Amy Mitchell is the acting director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism. Mitchell hesitates to suggest bias by reporters or to say that viewers and listeners and readers will necessary see bias."
Everyone uses propaganda to get their point across and The Gay Rights Movement is no different. LGBT use people as Ellen DeGeneres and Neil Patrick Harris as their faces of the movement. (Testimonial)
In Russia they put a ban on Gay Propaganda. In an article from "The Nation," says, 'Sasha got piss drunk. Speaking in a basement gay bar hidden within a flower shop in downtown Moscow, the 41-year-old gay man, who asked that his last name not be used, said he was distraught not for himself but for gay youth coming of age in an atmosphere of homophobia. “I got drunk for our teenagers who were born gay. Now by law they are some kind of monsters,” he said.' By showing and writing articles about issues like these are propaganda. (Plain Folks)