Homosexuality In The 1900's
A lot of gay people married during this time because of the social pressures. If you did not marry, the changes of being accepted by your family, or others, was slim.
In the 1950s, America’s first homosexual organization, the Mattachine society, was founded by a small group of men including Harry Hay and Chuck Rollins. These men were very careful in their meetings because they did not want to hurt the gay movement. During this organization, the first homosexual magazines were released: The Mattachine Review and One. In
1955, Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon created the first lesbian civil and political rights organization in the United States, which offered support to lesbian women and the general public.
In the 1960s, paperback novels about gays and lesbians were coming out at an insane rate. After the Black Cat bar incident, Jose Sarria was a gay candidate running for city supervisor. All these events, and many more, resulted in the launching of the stonewall riots and what is known as the “gay rights movement.”
In more recent news, on June 24, 2016, President Obama designated a national monument at the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. This monument signifies a huge step