Gay Rights

1419 WordsJun 20, 20186 Pages
Feeling the warmth when they hold a loved one is something for which people should not be judged. It should not matter what sex their partner is because, put simply, they are in love. The gay rights movement is a continuing procession that fights for their rights. The gay rights movement actually begins on November 11, 1950 when gay rights activist Harry Hay founds America’s first national gay rights organization by the name of Mattachine Society, according to the “Timeline: Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement”. Their leaders or people who advanced their purpose are Harvey Milk, Harry Hay, LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual groups. This purpose is to stop intolerance and, ultimately, gain the right of and…show more content…
This sad event shows but one example of a hate crime against a person of gay orientation. Matthew Shepard then goes on to become one reason to cause the HCPA, Hate Crimes Prevention Act, to be signed into law on October 28, 2009. These groups say that “the struggles of the peoples of the world are our fight as well; their victories are our victories and our victories are theirs. Our freedom will come only with their freedom” (“What We Want, What We Believe” 600). They are trying to abolish hate against all which is why they did not stop at creating a hate crimes prevention act against gays law, but a prevention to protect everyone. It is to prevent anyone having to suffer what the people of the LGBT community constantly face every day. To take these things lightly is one thing; however, to completely act as though they do not exist in plain sight is unlawful or even disgraceful.As a nation, everyone should band together, every race, every group, and every individual, to fight against this true act of treason. The intended audience of the manifesto, “What We Want, What We Believe” is everyone to say their goal is for only them is to say that they will settle for only their rights. For they fight for all, no matter for whom their true goal, is equality for all. “It’s up to CDC [Centers for Disease Control] to put the pressure on
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