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American Gay Rights Movement

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21th Century - Present American Gay Rights Movement Ideologies Leaders
June 27, 1969 in New York's Greenwich Village, police raided a gay bar causing mass riots which lasted for 5 days. With crowds reaching over a 1000, shouting "Gay Power!" And as word spread through Greenwich Village and across the city, more hundreds of gay men and lesbians, black, white, Hispanic, and predominantly working class, converged on the Christopher Street area around the Stonewall Inn to join the fray.

The police, reinforced by the Tactical Patrol Force (TPF), a squad that had been specially trained to disperse people protesting against the Vietnam War.

This protest is considered the birth of the 'LGBTQIA+' movement. Daughters of Bilitis Changes Gay activists turn social and cultural issues into political ones and through various means attempt to achieve a minority status. They define themselves as a class of people, an oppressed minority fighting for civil rights. Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Stone wall riots LGBT movements The crowd sang to the tune of The Howdy Doody Show-
"We are the Stonewall girls.
We wear our hair in curls.
We wear no underwear.
We show our pubic hair...
We wear our dungarees above our nellie knees" - President Obama is the most recent advocate for equality. "It is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married," he said. He made the statement days after Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan both came out in support of gay marriage. Obama Harvey Milk Obama's speech Founded in 1955 in San Francisco, the Daughters of Bilitis was the first national lesbian political and social organization in the United States.

Its members fought for legal reform and gay civil rights, along with more research into lesbian life, and helped to foster understanding about lesbian lives both within and outside of their community. ‘Equal rights’ ideology, which started with the American black civil

rights movement and which argued that because American blacks had

suffered unjustly on account of their race they were now entitled

to special social and economic privileges, has influenced the ‘equal

opportunities’ policies adopted in many sections of the public sector

in Britain and elsewhere. Equal Rights Homosexuals make up a legitimate minority which deserves its ‘rights’ to be legally protected.
Homosexuality itself has no moral implications
Homosexuality is not an illness
Homosexuality is not a matter of choice Beliefs of the LGBT community Political Social Economic Gay activists aim for social acceptance and the freedom and theright to practizse ande celevrate homosexualiity openly. Although gay couples can receive many of the benefits of mrriage through domestic partnership laws, activists seek to legalize gay marriage and redefine the traditional family. They work toward more favorable child custody and visitation rights as well as the right to adopt children. They promote 'moral relativism.' The American economy would gain up to $210 million over the next three years if same-sex marriage becomes legal.

The analysis also determined that the cost to businesses of providing benefits like health insurance to married same-sex couples would be about $69 million over three years, with about $37 million of that paid by businesses in New York City. History In use since the 1990's "LGBT" is an initialism that collectively refers to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Within little over a decade this acronym has extended to; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, Asexual
LGBTQIA is a more inclusive term than LGBT for people with non-mainstream sexual orientation or gender identity The Gay rights which can be defined as
Equal civil and social rights for homosexuals compared with heterosexuals, in all facets of life including workplace and educational insitutes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWGmNfj5ws&feature=related The history of the Gay Rights can be tracked back as far as 5000 BC, although the social movement didn't really come into full sing until the mid 1960's when there was a break through in the media, The first lesbian to appear on the cover of the lesbian magazine The Ladder with her face showing was Lilli Vincenz in January 1966. Thanks for Watching!
Alfred Kinsey publishes Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, revealing to the public that homosexuality is far more widespread than was commonly believed. Dr. Kinsey and his fellow researchers employed interviews to accumulate a body of empirical data regarding sex. Based on the personal histories of approximately 5,300 males, this volume describes the methodology, sampling, coding, interviewing, and statistical analyses used, and then examines sexual outlet and the factors and sources involved. 07/29/1973 The American Psychiatric Association removes
homosexuality from its official list of mental disorders Homosexual Activists
Intimidate American Psychiatric Association into Removing Homosexuality from
List of DisordersThe American Psychiatric Association removes homosexuality from
its official list of mental disorders. 11/27/1978 On November 27, Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone are assassinated by Dan White http://gaylife.about.com/od/gaycelebrityprofiles/p/harveymilkmilch.htm
Protest_tiny 10/14/1979 75,000 people marched ational March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Washington, D.C. About 75,000 people participated in the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in Washington, D.C., in October. It was the largest political gathering in support of LGBT rights to date. 03/10/1993 Don't Ask, Don't Tell enforced. The “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy is instituted for the U.S. military, permitting gays to serve in the military but banning homosexual activity. President Clinton's original intention to revoke the prohibition against gays in the military was met with stiff opposition; this compromise, which has led to the discharge of thousands of men and women in the armed forces, was the result.
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