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  Encyclopedia: 1979 in gay rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also...
Gay rights activists dismiss as irrelevant, misguided or malicious views that portray homosexuality as a sin or a perversion.
Gay people are now permitted to adopt in some locations, although there are fewer locations where they may adopt children jointly with their partners.
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 Gay Law Reform Achieved   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gay law reform in Tasmania not only finally rids the country of these offensive and damaging laws - it also sets a high standard for the equal treatment of all citizens.
In comparing gay law reform in each State and Territory it is apparent that Tasmania, along with South Australia and the ACT, now leads the way in treating its homosexual citizens equally under the law.
Up until gay law reform in Tasmania the trend was for the principles of equality which underlie gay law reform to be increasingly compromised by discriminatory age of consent, public decency and public advocacy laws.
www.tased.edu.au /tasonline/tasqueer/flash.html   (1016 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Same Sex Rights
Also, a ruling against gay marriages is expected to be heard in B.C. by the province's Court of Appeal in early 2003, and a judge in Montreal is to rule on a similar case.
A gay and lesbian group goes to trial against the federal government in an attempt to force Ottawa to extend survivor benefits to excluded gays and lesbians.
The Quebec Court of Appeal rules that homosexuals have the right to marry, and that the traditional definition of marriage is discriminatory and unjustified.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/samesexrights/timeline_canada.html   (4287 words)

  
 1979 in gay rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1978 in gay rights, other events of 1979, 1980 in gay rights and the list of 'years in gay rights'
May 21 - White Night Riots occur in San Francisco after Dan White uses the Twinkie defense to get a conviction of voluntary manslaughter instead of murder in the assassination of Harvey Milk and George Moscone.
October 14 - Washington, DC - The first gay rights march was held in the United States' capital with about 100,000 people in attendance.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/1979_in_gay_rights   (144 words)

  
 Baltimore City Paper: ARTS A Short History of Gay Rights in Baltimore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Their threat helped to quash any notion that colonial gays and lesbians had rights to assert; they were criminals, plain and simple, and were to be treated as such when caught--though apparently not many were, as the historical record is sparse on colonial sodomy prosecutions in Maryland.
Thus, gay sex, and straight sex venturing somewhere into the vast realm beyond the missionary position, were criminal acts in Maryland from the very beginning.
In 1973, reacting to attempts by gay and lesbian couples to marry in Maryland, the Free State became the first in the nation to legally define marriage as only between a man and a woman--what has since come to be known as the Defense of Marriage Act.
www.citypaper.com /arts/story.asp?id=7555   (3878 words)

  
 Where Are the Civil Rights for Gay and Lesbian Teachers? - Human Rights Magazine, Summer 1997
Gay teachers who remain "closeted" will also experience stress, anxiety, and depression as they attempt to hide their sexual orientation and family life from those in their work environment.
For example, in Massachusetts the civil rights law states that the provision should not be considered an endorsement or approval of homosexuality or bisexuality and should not be construed as legitimizing marriages between same-sex couples.
The physical and emotional development of gay youth and of youth (gay or straight) who have gay and lesbian parents, relatives and friends is dependent on a positive climate for gay teachers.
www.abanet.org /irr/hr/yared.html   (2461 words)

  
 Gay Rights Movement: Series II: Activists Alliance
The Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) was founded in New York City in December of 1969 in the aftermath of the Stonewall riots.
Its founders were dissident members of the Gay Liberation Front who sought to form a militant, non-violent organization dedicated exclusively to the attainment of civil and social rights for gays.
The passage of a bill for gay rights in the City Council and in the state legislature was one of the major concerns of GAA.
microformguides.gale.com /Data/Introductions/20240FM.htm   (2131 words)

  
 Gay Rights, Identity and Ideology
On the one hand, because lesbian and gay rights cases center on an identity which is not visible, the identity must be literally expressed, usually spoke, in order to be culturally legible.
In fact, gay plaintiffs have argued that discrimination against them is based on viewpoint (the first wave of student organization cases); based on antigroup bias and not on viewpoint (cases like Georgetown); and based on both (the challenges to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy).
One important aspect of the struggle for equal rights is to induce homosexual individuals to "come out of the closet," acknowledge their sexual preferences, and to associate with others in working for equal rights.
www.law.ucla.edu /williamsproj/programs/hunter2.htm   (8052 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Obituaries / Leroy Walker, gay rights activist, at 63
Leroy S. Walker, an activist and lawyer who led important efforts during the late 1970s and 1980s to protect the rights of gays and lesbians in the workplace, died April 5 of an apparent heart attack at his West Hollywood apartment.
In one such case, he successfully represented three gay men who alleged that Disneyland had violated their civil rights when a security guard at the amusement park told them that touch dancing was reserved for heterosexuals.
One of the chief outcomes of the commission's study was the adoption in 1984 of an amendment that included violence against the elderly, the disabled, and homosexuals in the state law prohibiting hate crimes.
www.boston.com /news/globe/obituaries/articles/2004/04/15/leroy_walker_gay_rights_activist_at_63   (418 words)

  
 Joplin Independent:Gay activist defines individual rights
In his petitioned appeal, he argued the moral and legal right of government to restrict the practices of other faiths that might allow for "merriment" and "entertaining of Quakers." His appeal was denied.
In this case, they were able to successfully argue for the right of all citizens to petition government and the right of all petitions to be heard in court.
The issue is not of gay rights but the rights of renegade Lutherans (and other religions) to have their "holy unions" recognized by government in the same way that a Catholic holy union would be.
www.joplinindependent.com /display_article.php/jk-emery1090993152   (1102 words)

  
 Gay rights timeline - Gurupedia
This page indexes the individual year in gay rights pages.
Each year is annotated with a significant event for the LGBT communities as a reference point.
German Bundestag officially apologizes to gays and lesbians persecuted under the Nazi regime, and for "harm done to homosexual citizens up to 1969".
www.gurupedia.com /g/ga/gay_rights_timeline.htm   (952 words)

  
 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
The change that Amendment 2 works in the legal status of gays and lesbians in the private sphere is far-reaching, both on its own terms and when considered in light of the structure and operation of modern anti-discrimination laws.
To the extent it held that the groups designated in the statute may be deprived of the right to vote because of their status, its ruling could not stand without surviving strict scrutiny, a most doubtful outcome.
723, 724 (1993) ("[T]he task of gay rights proponents is to move the center of public discourse along a continuum from the rhetoric of disapprobation, to rhetoric of tolerance, and finally to affirmation").
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=000&invol=U10179   (8708 words)

  
 Intersections: Interview with Samshasha, Hong Kong's First Gay Rights Activist and Author
Having encountered the gay rights movement during his stay in America, Sam returned to Hong Kong in 1979 at a time when all homosexual contact between men was illegal, anal sex carrying the penalty of life imprisonment.
I had read a lot of gay books and I had seen all the movies that had gay scenes in them but I still had never had sex with a man. I think I was young and attractive at the time.
In China during the Ming Dynasty, there were already 'gay parades' taking place in cities as part of annual festivals and there were these plays where some male actors cross-dressed (male actresses) and the plots were full of homosexual intrigues, some of them glorifying the love between gay and lesbian couples.
wwwsshe.murdoch.edu.au /intersections/issue4/interview_mclelland.html   (7303 words)

  
 Gay and Lesbian Humanist - Gay Rights and Wrongs in Cuba
The persecution of the gay Cuban novelist Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990) symbolises the worst homophobic excesses of Fidel Castro's revolutionary Cuba: a period in the 1960s and 1970s when the witch-hunts of homosexuals in Cuba prefigured the oppression of gay Chileans during the Pinochet dictatorship.
The gay prisoners were often beaten, and occasionally raped, by criminal gangs in the camps.
The Cuban Association of Gays and Lesbians, formed in 1994, was suppressed in 1997 and its members arrested.
www.galha.org /glh/213/cuba.html   (1469 words)

  
 Pioneering Dallas Gay-Rights Activist Donald Baker Dies
Donald F. Baker spent much of his life fighting for equal rights for gays and lesbians in Dallas.
He received the Dallas Gay and Lesbian Alliance’s Texas Freedom Award in 1984 and the Human Rights Campaign’s Outstanding Citizen Award in 1985.
Baker is survived by his parents, Mable and J.W. Hartwig of Kemp; and four sisters, Linda King of Arlington, Margaret Watt of Denton, Judi Baker of Albuquerque, N.M., and Carol Holt of Midlothian.
www.sodomylaws.org /usa/texas/txnews51.htm   (641 words)

  
 uuworld.org : gay rights timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gay activist Harvey Milk, elected to San Francisco board of supervisors, murdered alongside Mayor George Moscone in City Hall (1978).
Gay rights moves into mainstream American politics; gay culture makes inroads into mainstream consciousness.
Gay rights legislation passes in California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, and Wisconsin (1992).
www.uuworld.org /ideas/articles/gayrightstimeline2026.shtml   (801 words)

  
 UU World: Gay Rights Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
UUs defend right to wed, by Jane Greer, Nationwide response to marriage issue, Distinctive voices in the debate, by John A. Rakestraw Jr., Contesting a constitutional amendment
Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire elects the Rev.
Gene Robinson, an openly gay priest, as bishop (2003).
www.uua.org /WRLD/2004/03/feature1c.html   (810 words)

  
 "Gay Rights" Strategies Involve Conscious Deception And Wholesale Manipulation of Public Opinion
In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be cast as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex action to assume the role of protector...Straight viewers must be able to identify with gays as victims.
Beyond the general claims of gay supremacy and focus on dominant white muscle men in fl leather (symbols of nazi power) issues of THE ADVOCATE often carry ads of men in fascist caps, wearing fl SS-type hip boots or carrying the inevitable SS whips and such.
Gay extremists often attempt to gain sympathy by recalling the extermination of thousands of homosexuals under the tyranny of Hitler's Third Reich.
www.leaderu.com /marco/special/spc15.html   (1293 words)

  
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CA of gays Oregon Repeal executive Governor Pass 56% voided order banning hiring signed order TF 53% in 1992 discrimination in state in 1987 employment 1989 Athens, OH Repeal gay rights Council?
Fail 60% n/a Sweet Home, Ban gay rights laws None Pass 77% Voided OR Tampa, FL Repeal gay-rights law Previous ballot Pass 56% Voided repeal was voided 1994 Alachua County, Repeal County Pass 57% Voided FL 1993 Alachua County, Ban Gay Rights Laws County Pass 59% Voided FL (Amend.
Collected 27,000 needed rights laws 51,388 Washington (2) Repeal and ban gay Local laws Failed to file rights laws; prevent gays signatures from adopting (608 and 610) 1995 Idaho Repeal and ban gay Local laws Failed to collect enough rights laws (for 1996) signatures Tampa, FL Referendum to repeal ordinance; Provision thrown off ballot.
www.ac.wwu.edu /~donovan/ballot.txt   (635 words)

  
 Gay rights timeline
This page is a timeline of significant events in gay rights over the past few centuries.
* 1910 - Emma Goldman first begins speaking publicly in favor of gay rights * 1914 - The word faggot is first used in print in reference to gays in a vocabulary of criminal slang published in Portland, Oregon": "All the fagots [sic] (sissies) will be dressed in drag at the ball tonight".
Canada - protection on the basis of sexual orientation is read into the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms * 1996 - South Africa extends constitutional protection to homosexuals.
www.jahsonic.com /GayRights.html   (943 words)

  
 UMass Amherst: Events > "Oz Books, The Movie, Gay Men, Oh My!"
The exhibit “Oz Books, The Movie, Gay Men, Oh My!” from the collection of Dee Michel is on display through November 2, 2005 on the Main Floor of the Du Bois Library.
It highlights books by L. Frank Baum and his successors, the 1939 MGM movie, print, stage and film adaptations, the connection between the movie and gay male culture, and a celebration of Oz by fans, critics, and entrepreneurs.
He helped organize the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1979 and was the first elected male co-chair of the American Library Association.
www.umass.edu /umhome/events/articles/22379.php   (324 words)

  
 PEOPLE WITH A HISTORY: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History
It describes the deaths by working to death of circa 6000 gay men, and then seeks to account for the Nazi's "leniency" by arguing that leading Nazis were gay.
Gays, the Holocaust, and the Pink Triangle [At remember.org]
This poem, published in Gay News was [and is] banned in Britain under the use of an ancient blasphemous libel law.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/pwh/index-eur2.html   (1591 words)

  
 Human Rights Syllabi: Research Seminar on Global Gay Rights Issues
We begin with the most basic conceptual questions of the nature of rights and how they are similar to and different from other forms of social practices.
The aim is to obtain an overview of the various forms of multilateral activity on behalf of internationally recognized human rights.
Abdullahi A. An-Na'im, "Human Rights and the Challenge of Relevance: The Case of Collective Rights," in Monique Castermans-Holleman, Fried von Hoof, and Jacqueline Smith.
www.aaanet.org /committees/cfhr/syl_donnelly.htm   (4178 words)

  
 Books on gay rights debate, marriage, fiction, bipolar disorder, humor - OVERVIEW
At issue are the tensions between religious dogma and secular pluralism, the rival authorities of science and religion, the rights of minorities versus majorities in a democracy, and the diverse meanings and practices of desire.
introduction to the core, unresolved issues in the gay rights debate.
The novel begins in 1979, in the cozy, all-electric condo jungles of West Los Angeles, as UCLA nurse Rebecca Turnan dreams of a liberating polyamory to enliven her marriage with the affable but predictable Charles, a software engineer.
www.caramagnobooks.com   (1445 words)

  
 Ballmer: 'I could have been a car insurance salesman' - IT Director - Breaking Business and Technology News at ...
Microsoft CEO reveals interest in crashes and why he's back to backing gay rights bill...
Ballmer was also asked about the company's recent decision to again back a gay rights bill after switching to a "neutral" position this year.
The fact he never completed the second year of the programme was the subject of frequent jokes by students, Stanford officials and Ballmer himself.
management.silicon.com /itdirector/0,39024673,39130378,00.htm   (867 words)

  
 Baltimore City Paper: SPECIAL ISSUE A Short History of Gay Rights in Baltimore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Baltimore City Paper: SPECIAL ISSUE A Short History of Gay Rights in Baltimore
A Short History of Gay Rights in Baltimore...
Baltimore Needs A Visible Gay And Lesbian Community To Thrive--and The Gay And Lesbian Community Needs To Get With It...
www.citypaper.com /special/story.asp?id=7555   (3949 words)

  
 ARCHIVE PAGE 6. GREG DAY PHOTO . MANDREAMS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gay and Lesbian candidates for public office and office holders,- including:
Gay performance and visual artists including, Stephen Varble, Agosto Machado, Peter Hugar, Divine, Ruth Truth, Taylor Mead, Paul Ambrose, Charles Henry Ford, Doric Wilson, etc., (1976-1996)
Gay life in the Lowcountry, portraits and social events, (1977-79)
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 Words   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As I told rochelle on IM: "as long as someone has a work around that bypasses this I'll be ok. but if it isn't bypassed you can be sure that more people who write software will move to linux, which ay improve linux.
The September Project is a grassroots effort to encourage public events on freedom, democracy, and citizenship in libraries on or around September 11.
Libraries around the world are organizing public and campus events, such as: displays about human rights and historical documents; talks and performances about freedom and cultural difference; and film screenings about issues that matter.
jasonnolan.net /words   (805 words)

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