THE HISTORY OF GAY RIGHTS By: Kaitlin Murphy
Inspirations The African-American Civil Rights Movement The counter cultures of the 1960’s (Civil Rights Movement) The anti-war demographics That led to organizations first starting to form!
Common Stereotypes Common Arguments Gayness is voluntary behavior Homosexuality is a genetic characteristic Gay People are… • “Sex-crazed maniacs” • “Child molesters” • “Immoral”
The Start of the Gay Rights Movement • The Stonewall Riots • The Democratic National Convention supporting Gay Rights • Bill Clinton • Executive Order of 13807 • The Defensive of Marriage Act (DOMA)
Lawrence VS Texas • California same-sex marriage • Nullification of California same sex marriage
Obama Administration Progress • Repeal of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” • Hospital visitation rights for same-sex couples • Effectively rules that part of the law banning same-sex marriages (DOMA) is unconstitutional
Pro LGBT Organizations Prevention Against Discrimination Day of Silence National AIDS Trust • Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) • Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
Hopeful Changes in the Upcoming Future • Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plans to tackle housing bias • HUD plans on changing passport applications to be more gender neutral • Same-sex couples included in the 2020 census
Society has Already Changed so Much! • MORE…. • Tolerance and acceptance in schools towards LGPT students • Accepting of gay athletes • More accepting of gay politicians
How do we solve the problem of discrimination against LGBT people? • Society needs to become more educated on LGBT issues • It is EXTREMELY important that people get involved on this issue. It is necessary that people need to take a clear side, instead of ignoring to problem.