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  • 1960s Gay Rights

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    Imagine this, you are just walking down the street holding hands with your significant other and all of a sudden a police car shows up and and an officer jumps out. The officer starts beating and abusing you because you are in love with someone of your same gender. In the 60s being LGBT was not excepted by society, which includes the police. Many people were harassed and abused by police. The people who were suposed to keep them safe were harming them for being themselves. The gay rights movement

  • The LGBT Rights : The Gay Rights Movement

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    Rough Draft “The gay rights movement is not a party. It is not a lifestyle… It is not about sin or salvation. The gay rights movement is an integral part of the American promise of freedom” (Urvashi Vaid). Many people were not supportive of the minority of people coming out to the world and becoming a part of the LGBTQ+ community. The actions of the many who did not accept the idea of being gay, lesbian or transgender, would interfere with their confidence and freedom of being who they want

  • Being Gay : A Matter Of Love Vs. Love

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    Before getting into any history of Gay America, a person must simply understand that in the beginning of a Revolution there is always opposition. One person believes one thing and another something else, but what happens when the opposition is to love? For a revolution like this, it was a matter of love vs. love; one side for it, and the other against it. However, in the end it was just a matter of who had better reasoning, or rather who had a valid reason at all. In 1969, being gay was viewed

  • Reforming Sodom Summary

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    The second chapter, “Writing the Homophile Self”, describes the struggles many homosexuals face in Christianity. White analyzes the relationship, or lack thereof, some individuals have with religion due to the damning nature of homosexuality. In contrast, others did choose to continue to follow God and find comfort in more accepting congregations. Regardless, many homosexuals pushed for a social reform rather than the therapeutic methods. Doing so, the homophile movement brought same-sex relationships

  • The acceptance of “abnormal” sexualities Essay

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    society and their conservative ways seemed to have limited achievements, in reality their political strategies paved the way for recent groups. While “homosexual” politics were thought to be outrageous and full of public hostility, the societies “homophile” politics were thought to be more dignified, honorable, and respectable. They petitioned governments, published and distributed political newsletters and pamphlets, and were the first to conduct large-scale statistical inquiries into homosexual behavior

  • Confronting Heternormativity With Carl Wittmann

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    Confronting Heternormativity with Carl Wittmann American rhetoric about LGBT+ issues underwent major changes in the late 60s and early 70s. While for years homophile groups such as the Mattachine Society dominated queer rhetoric, in 1969 Carl Wittman’s “Gay Manifesto” redefined the LGBT+ rights movement’s voice and goals (380). Using shocking language, his authority as a gay man, and emotional appeals to his queer audience, Wittman and his “Gay Manifesto” utilized a confrontational,

  • Lgbt Community 's Endeavor For Equality

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    Introduction From the early Homophile Movement to the modern day Human Rights Campaign, the LGBT community’s endeavor for equality was granted a long-time goal on June 26, 2015 when the Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage a nationwide right. As LGBT movements have gained popularity in the fight for equal rights, LGBT culture has struggled to find a place in mainstream media. Within the community itself, there is an underrepresentation of LGBT individuals. In particular, transgender individuals

  • The Riot That Occurred During The Early Morning Of June

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    By 1969 there were roughly fifty Homophile organizations in the United States with memberships of a few thousand each. Around this same time, groups of prominent gays and lesbians in the United States began to advocate openly for equal rights. Among these were the Mattachine Society, an advocacy

  • The New Waves Of Feminism

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    New waves of feminism has been spreading across all states with each varying due to the political and cultural climate of said states. One example of this interaction between a state, its people, and the game that is social advancement is Iran. Despite Iran attempting to equalize men and women in socioeconomic and educational aspects (and, sometimes, not even that), the continuation of protests for women’s rights proves that some rights are more valuable to the advancement of gender equality than

  • The Civil Rights Movement And Gay Pride Essay

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    discuss civil rights history in classrooms we tend to overlook the discrimination faced by other minorities and their separate movements towards social equality. One of the minority groups that came into prominence during this tumultuous time were homophile activists who advocated for an assimilation of gays into society, and relied mostly on pacifist tactics. It wasn’t until the summer of 1969, in a Greenwich Village tavern, where a series of protests served as a catalyst to inspire gays to join together