Essay On Gay Rights Movement

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Homosexuality is a word that many people throw around without really knowing what it really is. Webster dictionary defines homosexuality as being sexually attracted to people of the same sex. It shocked me that less that 5 percent of Americans identify as homosexual. Maybe that’s because in my friend group alone I have four really close guy friends who are gay. In this paper I am going to talk about the history of the gay rights movement, personal coming out stories from friends and the bullying associated with it, and finally my opinion on the mater.
On June 28, 1969 in the hours prior to dawn a riot broke out after police were called to Greenwich NY. Police we’re called because in this time period it wasn’t acceptable to be openly gay. On the first night the police won the battle. The following night more people joined the fight reaching over one thousand people. This movement lasted for three days until finally the police gave up and the protestors won. Protestors marched up and down the streets wearing rainbow and glitter and everything that is stereotypical gay. This march was the first of many pride parades. This riot was one of the first major steps into what is now known as the LGBT community. After this riot, many people were inspired to begin their own support and gay rights groups. In just two years, just about every major United States city had their very own pride group
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Being raised Southern Baptist I always get a little grief from others when I say I’m a Christian. The one thing I immediately get asked is, “how are you friends with gay people”? The answer is simple you said it yourself they are people. They are amazing people. Better people than half the Christian population could ever imagine being. I support gay marriage because no one should be able to not marry the love of his or her life. Personally I believe that they aren’t harming you in any shape or form so who are you to tell them their

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