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    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 and many continue today. When building a home, one must first lay a foundation, as is true when beginning the fight for freedom. The purpose of this paper is to discuss some of the many groups formed to bring freedom and equality…

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    Social injustice of the American Gay Rights Movement Across the world the social injustice of homosexuality is a highly controversial issue. Over many years of persistent protesting and riots the attitude and opinions of society towards gay rights and same sex marriage has varied and created social change in not all but some countries, global wide, including the legalisation of gay marriage recently in the United States June 26, 2015 (BBC News, 2016). Social injustice is the violation or…

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    Anti-Gay Propaganda

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    “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal…”, Who are these men that the Founding Fathers of this nation are speaking of (allusion)?” I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character…”(allusion). Who are these children that Martin Luther King Jr is referring to? Are they directly referring to the white men and specifically people of the white and…

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    The Makings of Social Change Social change arises when people begin to see a problem in the way our society is set up or run. People do things like protest in order to try to change society, sometimes succeeding like with the civil rights movement or Vietnam War. With the invention of social media it has become less of a danger to be involved in social change and it is easier for massive groups to organize, and get their message out there. In the essay “AIDS, Inc.” Helen Epstein talks about…

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    Stonewall Riots in 1969 was the beginning of the Gay Revolution. In New York, you can hear miles away people chanting (LGBT) repeatedly to the point their voices were heard across the world. We created the Declaration of Independence that said, “That all men are created equal,” instead American society made homosexuality unacceptable for effeminate of young men and women. Most men and women that were gay had to hide their sexuality, and live the “normal” life that society made up. However,…

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    Social Movement Essay

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    Social Movements and the Power of Social Change Social movements are organized, collective efforts to promote or resist change by powerless people who are committed in an extrainstitutional action (Crouteau and Hoynes 2015). What distinguishes social movements from other forms of social and political action is that social movements are mobilized by a large group of people who lack access to common forms of power. These people use organized and ongoing extrainstitutional tactics, such as boycotts…

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    Stonewall Riots

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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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    live and prosper- in short, the American dream that caused the influx of many new citizens even at the advent of the country. When questioned, many can supply information, no matter how scant, about the civil rights movements that swept the nation in the late 1950s and '60s. Many remember the Montgomery bus boycotts (slightly before the movement, in general, got kicked into high gear, but important nonetheless) and Rosa Parks and her weary refusals that spurred thousands. These are prime…

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    “The one thing that doesn 't abide by majority rule is a person 's conscience.” (Lee, 1960), Social movements are a large part of how our society shifts to new norms. Social movements are causing a cultural change in our society based on a social ill that has been deemed necessary to be fixed. The types of social movements can go from one end of the spectrum to another, One could have riots and violence, and the other could have speeches and a passive nature. They are all capable of being able…

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    Latin American social movements have stimulated silenced divisions of the community including indigenous people, students, LGBT, the unemployed, undereducated and all those who have been excluded from the promised ideal globalized economy. The movements, which include non-violent protests; maintaining culture; and addressing the educational achievement gap have deployed a wide array of strategies and actions which have been outcome oriented. The movements have helped to synthesize old ways of…

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