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  The Gay Rights Movement
This movement for gay equality is central to the continued preservation of individual liberty in America, and the defense of all citizens’ inherent rights.
The gay rights movement began shortly after WWII with the creation of the Mattachine society and Alfred Kinsey’s sexual behavior studies, but it was not until the 1960’s and the “Sexual Revolution” that homosexuals began to associate themselves as a minority.
The anti-gay marriage amendment proposal and the nullification of gay marriages are two disappointing yet important messages that many leaders in the American government are still steadfastly against gay equality, especially one of the most important aspects of the gay rights movement, that of gay marriage.
www.freewebs.com /pikdame/gayrights.htm   (3273 words)

  
 Don't confuse gay rights with civil rights
Although the civil rights movement inspired nascent liberation movements on other fronts, it was in essence a Black liberation struggle that was primarily concerned with racial equality.
Nevertheless, present-day gay and lesbian activists often invoke the civil rights movement without recognizing and acknowledging the extent to which the gay rights movement and civil rights movement differ.
Nevertheless, gays and lesbians are depicted far too often from a White perspective, which marginalizes people of color, gay and straight, even as the gay rights movement appropriates race-based civil rights movement language and style.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/viewpoints/articles/0626whitaker0626.html   (821 words)

  
 For Gay Rights Movement, a Key Setback
Nowhere did gay marriage seem like a natural fit more than New York, where the Stonewall uprising of 1969 provided inspiration for the gay rights movement and where a history of spirited progressivism had led some gay couples to envision their own weddings someday.
The debate, in turn, has helped intensify gay marriage's effectiveness as a political weapon, which was widely noted last month when Republicans in the United States Senate were defeated in a vote on their proposed constitutional amendment banning gay unions.
Joe Solmonese, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, a gay support group, said he was surprised that the New York decision connected the rights and responsibilities of marriage to child-bearing.
www.thepowerhour.com /news2/gay_rights_setback.htm   (1335 words)

  
 Civil Rights - The History of Gay Rights
We refer to basic human rights like the freedom of speech and association, liberty, and equal treatment in court as civil rights, because they are fundamental rights that each and every citizen should not be denied on the basis of their sex, race, or religious belief.
Hence, gayness is a condition over which they do not have, just as no one has control over his or her ethnic race, origin, outer appearance, or the class they he or she is born in.
Gay men were primarily infected with HIV due to the fact that their sexual activity, which includes the semen transmission between two man, makes them extremely vulnerable.
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 AllRefer.com - gay-rights movement (Social Reform) - Encyclopedia
While there was some organized activity on behalf of the rights of homosexuals in the first half of the 20th cent., the modern gay-rights movement in the United States is usually said to have begun with the Stonewall riot (June, 1969) in New York City, which resulted from a police raid on a gay bar.
A number of groups formed to work for the repeal of laws prohibiting consensual homosexual conduct; for legislation barring discrimination against gays in housing and employment; and for greater acceptance of homosexuals among the rest of the population.
The much discussed policy, known as "don't ask, don't tell," was presented as a way to allow gays in the military to serve without fear of discharge or other penalty as long as they did not reveal their sexual orientation.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/gayright.html   (752 words)

  
 Gay Identity
"Gay rights" have been created by state and federal judges although there is nothing in the express wording, text, or structure of the Constitution that suggests a fundamental—let alone constitutional—right to sexual expression (whether that expression be hetero-sexual or homosexual).
Gay activism pushes for an increase in gay and pro-gay school teachers and counselors who are in positions to influence children’s values.
Gay advocates would like you to think that there is latent homosexuality in all men because it gives credence to their position that homosexuality is natural and occurs to some degree in everyone.
www.evergreeninternational.org /gay_identity.htm   (4827 words)

  
 Pro-gay blacks a ‘disgrace’ to civil rights movement? - Washington Blade
Watching icons of the civil rights struggle draw comparisons between fl people’s fight for the right to vote, to attend integrated public schools and to sit at a lunch counter, and today’s gay rights movement, including the current push for same-sex marriage, fills Peterson with “disgust,” he said.
To suggest that gays are less entitled to rights and protection because they “choose” their behavior — as opposed to someone’s skin color or gender being “benign” — flies in the face of what this country was founded on, Wolfson argues in his book.
Using the Christian Bible to devalue fl people and gay people is one of the most powerful tactics used by conservatives who want to deny rights, said Hussain, who said she remembers the fierce demonstrations in Atlanta streets in the 1960s and participating in a sit-in at a Krispy Kreme during the civil rights movement.
www.washblade.com /2004/9-10/news/national/progay.cfm   (2142 words)

  
  The Dangers Presented by the Gay Rights Movement
One of the arguments used by professed gays and lesbians is that they are an oppressed minority and that their situation is similar to that of African Americans before the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Turning now to the rights of parents whose children are in public schools, Pakaluk sees the same conflict between the public immorality implicit in promoting the homosexual lifestyle and the parents’ concerns that their children are taught that this lifestyle is perfectly acceptable.
Referring to gay rights bills, the document says that it is inappropriate for the Church to endorse or to remain neutral toward adverse legislation despite the fact that such legislation grants exemptions from its provisions to Church organizations and institutions.
catholiceducation.org /articles/homosexuality/ho0031.html   (11495 words)

  
 The GULLY | Gay Mundo | History of Gay Israel — Queer in the Land of Sodom
The first gay organization was established in 1975, thanks largely to the work of immigrants from the United States and other English-speaking countries influenced by the development of gay liberation and the counterculture of the 1960's.
Previously, the Israeli gay movement had shunned transgendered people, fearing what their inclusion would do to its public image, but with Dana receiving congratulatory telegrams from the Prime Minister and being made an honorary ambassador by the Knesset, it was now "safe" for the movement to expand its focus.
The Israeli LGBT movement has not embraced feminism (in fact, sexism and tensions between gay men and lesbians are both quite prevalent), and until recently, the place of gay Arabs in the community was neglected, reflecting the wider society's indifference to Israel's Arab minority (some 20 percent of Israel's population).
www.thegully.com /essays/gaymundo/020220_gay_israel_history.html   (1573 words)

  
 The Stonewall Riots, a turning point in gay history
The myth that the Stonewall riots gave birth to the gay movement is an insult and a discredit to all the men and women who fought for our rights at a time when it was not fashionable - and was even dangerous - to do so.
The Mattachine Society was one of the early American gay rights organizations, founded in the early 1950s in part as a response to the McCarthy witch hunts of communists and homosexuals.
Gay people in other parts of the country were starting to emerge from their closets.
www.gay-astrology.com /stonwall.shtml   (4431 words)

  
 gay-rights movement. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Vermont supreme court declared in 1999 that the state must grant homosexual couples the same rights and protections that married heterosexuals have, and in 2000 the state legislature backed “civil unions”; for same-sex couples that offer many benefits similar to those of heterosexual marriage.
In 2003, Massachusetts’; highest court ruled that homosexual couples have the constitutional right to marry, and the state began issuing licenses for same-sex marriages in May, 2004.
Meanwhile, a number of religious institutions have been struggling with the issues of gay marriage and of the ordination of gay clergy.
www.bartleby.com /65/ga/gayright.html   (742 words)

  
 Student Paper: Michael LaRegina: The Struggle for Gay Rights in America
Inspired by fl and feminist civil rights movements, the new gay groups rejected the "accomodationist approach" of the 1950's in favor of a militant ideology focusing on equal rights and direct protest.7 The Gay Activists Alliance was representative of this new group.
For the denial of rights to homosexuals is reflective of an incredible prejudice, and this very prejudice itself is inextricably bound to America's moral, heterocentric, male-dominated society.17 This society is the cause of much oppression, discrimination, and suffering.
He attempts to describe the gay political movement and the growth of both the gay identity and the gay urban subculture.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/laregina-gayrights.html   (2285 words)

  
 gay-rights movement - HighBeam Encyclopedia
The Vermont supreme court declared in 1999 that the state must grant homosexual couples the same rights and protections that married heterosexuals have, and in 2000 the state legislature backed "civil unions" for same-sex couples that offer many benefits similar to those of heterosexual marriage.
In 2003, Massachusetts' highest court ruled that homosexual couples have the constitutional right to marry, and the state began issuing licenses for same-sex marriages in May, 2004.
His Public Domain, His Private Pain; Richard Socarides is the White House gay rights advocate, an insider for a movement that hasn't had one.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-gayright.html   (1048 words)

  
 Milestones in the Gay Rights Movement — Infoplease.com
In 1977 the singer Anita Bryant led a campaign to repeal a gay rights ordinance in Dade County, Florida.
Local and national gay civil rights groups also grew in size and number, as the community sought to increase funding for research and education and to win protection against discrimination.
Gays on a plane: two guys in love snuggle in their seats.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0194028.html   (1265 words)

  
 Gay rights pioneer Harry Hay dies at 90 -- Queer Lesbian Gay News -- Gay.com
Gay.com > News > Gay rights pioneer Harry Hay dies at 90 -- Harry Hay, one of the first leaders of the gay rights movement, died early Thursday in San Francisco.
Hay was a "homophile" activist in the 1940s and helped form one of the first gay rights organizations in the United States, the Mattachine Society, in 1950.
The society embraced the idea of gays organizing as a cultural minority and fighting oppression with education and protest.
www.gay.com /news/article.html?2002/10/24/2   (415 words)

  
 Gay rights : Gay rights movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The movement seeks various changes in public perception as well as in law to provide the same rights to homosexuals as are provided to heterosexuals; some of these changes are controversial.
Gay rights activists dismiss as irrelevant, misguided or malicious views that portray homosexuality as a sin or a perversion.
One of the first (possibly the first?) gay rights activism was centered around Magnus Hirschfeld in pre-World War II Berlin, Germany.
www.eurofreehost.com /ga/Gay_rights_movement.html   (269 words)

  
 Malta Gay Rights Movement - MGRM News Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Malta Gay Rights Movement joins the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA), of which it is an active member, in welcoming incoming European Commission President Barroso's decision on Wednesday to back down on his choice of Commissioners instead of putting the matter to a vote in the European Parliament.
The Malta Gay Rights Movement notes with satisfaction the publication, last week, of Legal Notice 297, aimed at clarifying the issue of the interpretation of the definition of 'discrimination' in the Employment and Industrial Relations Act.
Inclusion of rights for gays and lesbians in electoral manifestos.
www.maltagayrights.org /news-archive.html   (1387 words)

  
 Gay Rights Watch
This is an astonishing claim for Chu to make—that not only must gays conceal their homosexuality to protect unit cohesion, but the entire country must avoid discussing homosexuality or else it will undermine the war effort.
The number of gays and lesbians who have attempted to enlist and rejected because they said they were gay is not known.
Only two percent of troops said knowing that gays are not allowed to serve openly was an important reason in their decision to join the military.
www.gayrightswatch.com /labels/military.html   (1109 words)

  
 Gay rights, civil rights? - Critics say conservatives use same arguments against both movements
To suggest that gay men and lesbians are not entitled to rights and protection because they “choose” their behavior — as opposed to someone’s skin color or gender being “benign” — flies in the face of what this country was founded on, Wolfson argues in his book.
Using the Christian Bible to devalue fl people and gay people is one of the most powerful tactics used by conservatives who want to deny rights, said Hussain, who remembers the fierce demonstrations in Atlanta streets in the 1960s and participating in a sit-in at a West End Krispy Kreme during the civil rights movement.
“The secular gay rights groups are tying to bring religion into their messaging, but because of the amount of hostility — and rightfully so — that is still prevalent in GLBT people toward religion, it’s been really hard for those groups to bring about change to their organizations,” she said.
www.sovo.com /2004/9-3/news/localnews/gayrights.cfm   (2189 words)

  
 mcall.com - Gay-rights movement struggles in Puerto Rico
The presence of Pro-Life at Puerto Rico's 12th annual gay pride parade was only the latest evidence of the growing conflict between an increasingly vocal gay-rights movement and a similarly rising opposition campaign on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island.
Religious conservatives, many with ties to the island's growing evangelical Protestant movement, testified that homosexuality is a sin before God, and characterized the proposed revision as only the latest attempt by the administration of Gov. Sila M. Calderon to undermine the role of the traditional family in Puerto Rican society.
In a parade organized by a collection of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and transsexual groups calling itself the Rainbow Pride Coalition, hundreds marched down the main strip of the hotel district of Condado, decorated for the occasion with rainbow flags and thronged with supporters, residents and tourists.
www.mcall.com /news/nationworld/all-gay0603,0,5102554.story   (707 words)

  
 Is the Gay Rights Movement Anti-Immigrants Rights? - NAM
The "gay rights movement" is largely dominated by an analysis that is rooted in the premises of citizenship and LGBT identity.
In centralizing the "right to marry" in its debate, the LGBT movement has failed to build bridges with the immigrant rights movement, which has long been fighting for the rights of immigrant families to reunite with each other.
The "gay rights movement " is losing an ally by turning a deaf ear to the immigrant rights movement.
news.newamericamedia.org /news/view_article.html?article_id=1fffbc2232811516638cbe4e2e3c587a   (936 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.
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 Commentary Magazine - How the Gay-Rights Movement Won   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
...34]How THE GAY RIGHTS MOVEMENT WON been initiated into homosexuality in boarding school and they then, as it were, paid their debt to society by marrying and raising families while continuing to depend for sexual satisfaction on other men, usually the younger and more lowerclass the better...
...After all, gay marriage was a favorite cause with the institutions of the culture, and yet in this instance they were trumped by majority sentiment expressing itself through the democratically elected institutions of the polity...
...In 1970, gay activists stormed the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, confronted psychoanalyst Irving Bieber during a panel discussion on homosexuality, and called him a "motherfucker" in front of his shocked colleagues...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V102I5P34-1.htm   (6319 words)

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