History of gay liberation

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. From a prominent young historian, the untold story of the rich variety of gay life in America in the s Despite the tremendous gains of the LGBT movement in recent years, the history of gay life in this country remains poorly understood. According to conventional wisdom, gay liberation started with the Stonewall Riots in Greenwich Village in

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The Stonewall Riots Didn’t Start the Gay Rights Movement | JSTOR Daily

The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals can now serve openly in the military. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights. During his U.

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Over the next week two additional riots broke out in the neighborhood in protest. The uprisings ignited a new atmosphere of militant gay liberation. Like the homophile movement, these new organizations sought to end discrimination against gays and lesbians. The rise of the gay liberation movement signaled the end of the homophile approach to gay rights.
The story is well known : A routine police raid of a mafia-owned gay bar in New York City sparked three nights of riots and, with them, the global gay rights movement. What was different about Stonewall was that gay activists around the country were prepared to commemorate it publicly. Those nationally coordinated activist commemorations were evidence of an LGBTQ movement that had rapidly grown in strength during the s, not a movement sparked by a single riot.