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  Gay rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The gay rights movement in Germany was almost completely obliterated or exiled by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi movement (See: Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, Night of the Long Knives, and History of Gays during the Holocaust).
Gay people are now permitted to adopt in some locations, although there are fewer locations where they may adopt children jointly with their partners.
In the Roman Catholic Church, gay people themselves are not condemned, and are encouraged to live in celibacy, while the Church does condemn gay relationships and the sexual actions performed by gays.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gay_rights   (5076 words)

 Gay Liberation Front -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The New Gay Liberation Front was founded in 2005.
After returning to (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) London, they arranged a GLF meeting in a room at the LSE on October 13, 1970.
This torchlight demonstration on November 27 1970 involved around 80 GLF members, and was the first ever public gay protest in Britain.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ga/gay_liberation_front.htm   (483 words)

 Gay Liberation Front [London]: Manifesto
To you, our gay sisters and brothers, we say that you are oppressed; we intend to show you examples of the hatred and fear with which straight society relegates us to the position and treatment of sub-humans, and to explain their basis.
But gay men don't need to oppress women in order to fulfill their own psycho-sexual needs, and gay women don't have to relate sexually to the male oppressor, so that at this moment in time, the freest and most equal relationships are most likely to be between homosexuals.
Gay women, like straight men, are rather less into the compulsive search for youth, perhaps because part of their rebellion has been the rejection of themselves as sex objects-like men they see themselves as people; as subjects rather than objects.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/pwh/glf-london.html   (5902 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: The Gay Liberation Movement
During the Gay Liberation Movement, the word “gay” was embraced by homosexuals to describe themselves as a sign of self-reclamation – a way in which their empowerment could be expressed.
Gay people recognised that their oppression stemmed from the social emphasis on family life, which is based on patriarchally-perpetuated gender roles and the sexism in which they inhere.
The Gay Liberation Movement realised these gender stereotypes were pernicious forces in society, and ones that had a deleterious effect on the expression of gay identity.
www.litencyc.com /php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1384   (2120 words)

 The Michigan Daily Online
The riots gave steam to gay liberation movements in cities and on college campuses across the country.
Gay liberation movements were organizing at universities across the state, and Toy and other GLF leaders decided to host a conference on homosexuality at the University.
The Gay Liberation Movement (GLM) is a self-described New Left-type student organization at the University of Michigan.
www.pub.umich.edu /daily/1999/feb/02-12-99/news/news18.html   (1543 words)

But the Stonewall Riots and the Gay Liberation Front would not have happened were it not for the enormous social vitality of the times--the Black Power movement, the second wave of feminism, the youth culture, the civil rights movement, the drug culture, the hippies, yippies and rock and roll.
It was a difficult fight that pitted the religious right against gay activists and found local school committees--many in communities of color--in conflict with a citywide school board plan implementing new multicultural materials including some materials on AIDS education and gay families.
Until the gay community (writers, publishers, politicians) begins promoting the idea that the gay and lesbian community is multiracial, there are going to be conflicts forming coalitions with other progressive, predominantly nonwhite groups.
www.zmag.org /ZMag/articles/sept94bronski.htm   (2077 words)

 Gay Liberation Front   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Gay Liberation Front was formed by thirty-seven women and men who broke ranks with the conservative homophile establishment, which urged a candlelight march in response to the riots.
It was only with the advent of the gay liberation movement that we came together to define ourselves and to oppose those institutions which oppressed us for centuries.
During the powerful reign of the Christian church, many lesbians and gays took refuge in convents and monasteries, in some cases finding some opportunities to express our love with others of the same sex, at other times continually tortured by authorities and our own fear for the feelings we concealed in shame.
www.angelfire.com /on2/glf2000/Page2.html   (1182 words)

 Queer History at KU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
...Gay people could not claim their legal rights; the person who was injured was forced to remain anonymous because he is gay.
By denying the Lawrence Gay Liberation Front recognition as a student organization and forcing the gay people of this campus to spend countless hours of their time, effort, and energies preparing a court case and raising hundreds and hundreds of dollars for legal defense costs the university administration is to blame.
The primary purpose of the Gay Liberation Front is one of education—meeting with classes and groups of people to provide them with the information necessary for an understanding of gay people.
www.ku.edu /~qanda/history/1972position.html   (631 words)

 Gay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The gay pride campaign of the gay rights movement has three main premises: that people should be proud of what they are, that sexual diversity is a gift, and that sexual orientation is inherent and cannot be intentionally altered.
Between the 1930s and the 1960s, gay males occasionally appeared in British and American mystery fiction, but they were largely relegated to minor roles as either villains or victims, and their lives were invariably pictured as bleak and unfulfilled.
The Stonewall was a gay bar in Greenwich Village that was raided--for no apparent reason--by the police in 1969 for being a gay establishment.
www.jahsonic.com /Gay.html   (3640 words)

 lesbian/gay liberation
The first battles that gays and lesbians fought and are fighting, which have often provided the impetus for the formation of politically active lesbian/gay movements, are actions against the criminalization of homosexuality.
As the 1979 resolution on women's liberation noted, 'Lesbians have organized as a component of the gay rights movement, generally finding it necessary to fight within the gay movement for their specific demands as gay women to be recognized.
In the words of the 1979 resolution on women's liberation, 'We have no illusions that sections can be islands of the future socialist society floating in a capitalist morass, or that individual comrades can fully escape the education and conditioning absorbed from the everyday effort to survive in class society...
www.geocities.com /youth4sa/fi-glbt.html   (9924 words)

 Salon.com people | George Segal
The Stanford installation of "Gay Liberation" was the first public monument to gays in the United States, and the deeply embarrassed university took the attack seriously.
Segal's sculptures of gays (which are in easy view of the thousands of children and teenagers who visit Greenwich Village and Stanford University each year) are an important contribution to the canon of gay culture -- the mainstream works that make an inestimably large contribution to the self-esteem of young people just discovering their sexuality.
"Gay Liberation," with its subtly powerful embraces of gay and lesbian couples, suggests to these kids that, rather than the classic stereotypes of loneliness or mental illness that have for too long been falsely associated with homosexuality, a normal, caring environment is within reach.
archive.salon.com /people/log/2000/06/12/gsegal   (1131 words)

 Gay Bears: Gay Liberation Movement
During the Fall Quarter of 1969 two new student organizations were formed on the Berkeley campus: the Students for Gay Power and the Gay Liberation Front, among the first gay liberation groups in the country.
Though Berkeley’s student body in general was still highly closeted, the two gay liberation organizations attempted to create a safe space where gay people could mingle openly.
By Spring Quarter of 1970, the Students for Gay Power had changed their name to the Gay Students Union, and had begun to distance themselves from the Gay Liberation Front, pursuing a more moderate approach to social change.
sunsite3.berkeley.edu /gaybears/gaylib   (660 words)

 An Attempted Chronology of 1970s Gay Liberation at Iowa State University
A letter from the Gay Liberation Front appeared in the ISU Daily protesting the play "The Boys in the Band." A letter to the editor controversy between people who felt the GLF was being unfair and the GLF continued for the first several weeks of December.
The ISU Daily reported on the Gay Liberation Front forming after the first public GLF meeting was held in the YWCA (December 12-13?, 1971).
The first Gay Dance was given at the Unitarian Church on North Hyland; two weeks previous, police raided a Gay Liberation Front dance at the University of Iowa because donations were being requested to pay for the beer at the dance the dance had "no liquor license" to sell beer.
www.brumm.com /gaylib/chronology.html   (874 words)

 The GULLY | Gay Mundo | Gay Liberation Fights AIDS Everywhere
Believing that AIDS is a gay disease, and that gay people are profoundly, perversely different, enables heterosexuals to deny their risk.
Believing that AIDS is a gay disease, and that gay people are profoundly, perversely different, enables heterosexuals to deny their risk, even if they know the mechanics of transmission.
Gay liberation is for queers like me, but also the African woman forced by heterosexual convention to accept unsafe sex, and her straight husband who in his arrogant homophobia doesn't believe he can get HIV, and once infected, is too ashamed to get help.
www.thegully.com /essays/gaymundo/030116_AIDS_homophobia.html   (900 words)

 We Raise Our Voices...Gay Liberation Front (1970)
The Gay Liberation Front formed in 1970 to take part in the April 15th Moratorium against the Vietnam War on the Boston Common.
Reacting against other gay organizations in Boston that primarily focused on gay rights, the GLF adopted a more far-reaching and radical critique of American values and society.
Using the term “liberation,” which was common to the anti-war, women, and civil rights movements, the GLF called for an open society and the freedom for self-expression, as well as an end to bigotry and racism.
www.lib.neu.edu /archives/voices/gl_sexual1.htm   (182 words)

 George Segal: American Still Life
For the tenth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising at a gay bar in Greenwich Village, Segal was commissioned to create a sculpture commemorating that event.
True to his belief that the most profound human experiences are found in ordinary daily life, he chose to highlight the everyday existence of two gay couples, rather than recreate the violence of the previous decade.
When it was initially installed, the piece drew fire from all quarters--there were complaints that it was too explicit, not explicit enough, that the artist himself wasn't gay.
www.pbs.org /georgesegal/monuments/monuments2.html   (116 words)

 Gay Activists Alliance
The Gay Actavists 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.
In 1972 GAA and the Chicago Gay Alliance organized the first national gay convention which adopted a platform on gay rights and voted to conduct demonstrations at the Democratic and Republican party conventions.
wilson.ctstateu.edu /lib/archives/other/GAA.html   (186 words)

 Independent Gay Forum: Wyman, Hastings. "The Fundamentalist Response to Gay Liberation."   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Today, of course, no gay candidate could find political solace at the hands of the Christian Right, which has become the major opposition to the political and social revolution known as gay liberation.
She discusses, for example, the Christian Right's portrayal of gay men not as stereotyped “effeminate, limp-wristed, ineffectual,î but as “masculinity out of control.î Gay male sex, in the words of Christian Right polemicists, is “raucous revelry, perverse promiscuity, orgiastic opulence, and apollyonic abandon.î Lesbians are attacked, less colorfully, as the logical extension of antifamily feminism.
This is similar to the kind of imprint on society and its politics, traditionally sought by ethnic, racial and other groups, including newly liberated gays and lesbians.
www.indegayforum.org /authors/wyman/wyman42.html   (885 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.
The correspondence reveals the influence of GAA on the development of the gay liberation movement especially in California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, and New York.
The gay studies research project concerns a survey (1972) which was conducted by GAA relative to gay studies programs in colleges and universities.
microformguides.gale.com /Data/Introductions/20240FM.htm   (2131 words)

 Gay Pride 1973 - Gay Liberation hits the streets of Sydney
Gay Pride Week in 1973 was a celebration, a coming out, a protest, and a dialogue with the mainstream.
For the first time gay liberation came out in the streets of Sydney in large numbers and defied the police.
There was the usual platitudes to organise an even bigger gemonstation of Gay Liberation, and condemnation of the brutality of the NSW POlice Force.
www.takver.com /history/sydney/gay_pride1973.htm   (2918 words)

 The Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movement in the Churches of the United States, 1969-1993
Christian ministers are claiming divine authority for the judgement that gay men and women are not only different, but sinfully different; gay men and women are being physically and psychologically abused; they are being excluded from their families, frozen out of churches, and discriminated against in a variety of painful legal ways.
Inspired by the civil rights movement, the women's movement, and the liberating themes that flowered in the 1960s, the modern lesbian and gay liberation movement was born, at least figuratively, with the Stonewall rebellion in Greenwich Village, New York City, in 1969.
Lesbian and gay liberation groups in the churches followed soon after -- Friends (Quakers) in 1970, the United Church of Christ Coalition in 1972, PLGC and Integrity (Episcopalians) in 1974, the Brethren/Mennonite Council in 1976, Seventh Day Adventist Kinship in 1977, to name only a few.
www.geocities.com /ninure/GBLT_christian_history.html   (3498 words)

 glbtq >> arts >> George Segal's Gay Liberation
The political significance of the mundane reality of loving couples is suggested by the title, "Gay Liberation." Segal's choice to define gay liberation in terms of ordinary, committed relationships is itself profoundly political.
The plan was to create two castings of "Gay Liberation" and to install them in two locations, in New York City's Sheridan Park, near the site of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, where the events of the summer of 1969 launched the gay liberation movement, and in Los Angeles.
However, even the famously liberal Village was not ready for gay liberation, at least in 1980.
www.glbtq.com /arts/george_1s.html   (872 words)

 words:  gay liberation
The Gay Liberation movement arose in the late 1960s and exploded after the Stonewall riot in 1969 with the formation of radical gay groups like the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance.
Gay Libbers' battle cry, "Out of the closets, into the streets," mobilized gay people in a way that the tepid liberal strategy of the homophiles never could, largely because their audience was different.
Enraged by the Vietnam War, the despoliation of the environment, and the oppression of women and minorities, the college students who constituted most of the gay lib movement were ready for a more radical message.
www.gayhistory.com /rev2/words/gayliberation.htm   (231 words)

 Solidarity With the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Struggle
Today is Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgendered Freedom Day -- sometimes shortened to the more manageable title of "Pride Day" -- and the Irish Republican Socialist Party take this opportunity to express our solidarity with the working women and men who continue to fight for the liberation of sexual minorities.
Their actions brought the broader lesbian and gay community into an explosion that put the world on notice that no longer would the denial of civil rights to members of sexual minorities be accepted.
The IRSP is proud to have as one of its US supporters a veteran of the Stonewall riots and one of three people who went on immediately afterwards to found the Gay Liberation Front, the most militant voice ever, at that time, to speak out on behalf of homosexuals.
www.irsm.org /statements/irsp/current/030629.html   (661 words)

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