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    One of the groups formed due to the Stonewall Inn was called the Gay Liberation Front (G.L.F), it was named after the National liberation front of South Vietnam. The members of the Front felt that they were part of the movement that was antiwar, liberation, and collation of the new left. "The current system," wrote one Front member in a 1970 flyer entitled "What is Gay Liberation," "denies us our basic humanity in much the same way as it is denied to blacks, women, and other oppressed minorities; the grounds are just as irrational. Therefore, our liberation is tied to the liberation of all peoples." Groups of the Gay Liberation Front started to show up in Chicago, Los Angeles, and other major cities within a few months of the original group…

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    The liberation movement I am about discuss is the gay liberation also known as LGBT. This group has faced many challenges over the years. The gay liberation main agenda is to repeal discriminatory laws and to gain access to opportunities previously denied to them. Another one of gay liberation movement goals is to overcome mistaken beliefs about and attitudes towards gay people. Also know as homophobic beliefs. The gay liberation also wants to “from a larger, broader and more diverses group of…

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    For this essay the two films that have been chosen are Pride and Suffragette. Both films are quite recent being released in 2014 and 2015 respectively. For each of the films this essay will go through the accuracy of the films and how they portrayed the historic events. This essay will argue that although there are some inaccuracies with both films, that they both portray a suitable amount of accuracy for these film types. Pride follows the miners strikes and how the gay activists helped, while…

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    Before Stonewall it was a crime to be anything than heterosexual. Before Stonewall it was a crime to be anything than heterosexual. The way was paved by the two faces of the riots Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and their effects after the riots. Stonewall changed the way people say people of the LGBTQ community and pushed the fight for equality forward. While the fight for equality was a group effort the one of the main person who lead the community into the new age of gay liberation was…

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    public works, and investments in human capital" (Coontz, 1997). This caused many financial problems for families, which would cause them to change their lifestyle that they had valued. More and more women were pushed into the work force. "The 1960's and 1970's became an era of diversity and identity politics as a host of "others" sought recognition and liberation from the constraints of discriminatory laws, social policies, and negative stereotypes" (Erera 354). As more women were entering…

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    The spirit of the Cultural Revolution was still progressing forward, and would not rest. These protest groups were not immune to protest themselves, however, and the first cracks of discontentment came with the women’s liberation movement. In not only the SDS but also various racial movements, women spoke up about the failings of the movements to satisfyingly deliver equality for them as well. Male SDS members notably targeted their female comrades’ statements on equality with gendered slurs in…

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    The early morning hours on June 28th 1969 marked the beginning of a new era for the gay rights movement. The Stonewall Inn, at the time one of the few establishments that openly welcomed the gay demographic, was raided by the police. Subsequently, a riot erupted amongst the arrested crowd – the first time that the gay population had protested a police raid. The incident incited several more violent demonstrations in the following days, which have been famously dubbed as the Stonewall riots. The…

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    The fight for gay rights made its ways into the courts as more activist groups fought for their rights. Many court cases have reached the Supreme Court where they decide if any law violates the constitution. The first major court case was in 1958, One, Inc. v. Olesen, in which the FBI and the U.S post office claimed that One: The Homosexual Magazine was too inappropriate and obscene and couldn’t be delivered by mail. The magazine publishers sued but lost the court case and appeal. The case…

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    nationwide" (The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline, infoplease.com). While many rejoiced upon hearing this ruling from our country's highest court, many others still scorned it, whether for reasons tainted with prejudice and bigotry or simply anti-Federalist at heart. More recently in the realm of LGBT+ rights is the bathroom controversy. To put it simply, many do not want those who identify as something other than the gender they physically presented at birth to use their preferred…

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    Richardson WHO-1030-271 16 April 2015 The Gay Rights Movement: Moving Mountains Although great strides have been made in the recent past, homosexuals have faced many hurdles in the fight for equal rights. From hate crimes to legislative tyranny, the homosexual community has strived to become socially accepted and ascertain the same rights afforded to them as by the Constitution of the United States of America. For over five decades, many organizations have been created to facilitate this fight…

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