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THE STRUGGLE

THE STRUGGLE

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THE STRUGGLE

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  1. GAYS AND LESBIANS THE STRUGGLE Presentation By: LOUIS DIAMOND, SAMMIE HIRSH, AND BRAD SOME

  2. WHY DID THE CAUSE EMERGE? Widespread hatred, disrespect, violence, and intolerance for homosexual community Alienation Inability to find work Stigma associated with being gay

  3. STONEWALL RIOTS • Several day conflict between LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender People) members and the NYPD. • Started as a Police raid , escalated to a violent protest • Stepping stone for gay community • First time that on a large scale LGBT worked together to accomplish a goal

  4. GOALS OF GROUP? • To achieve equality • The ability to marry • To end discrimination against • To force America to see that being gay was not wrong • Show the America that Homosexuality was ubiquitous • To encourage homosexuals to “come out of the closet”

  5. HOW TO ACHIEVE GOALS? • Marches • Speeches • Protests • Dressing in “rebellious clothing” • Direct action (picket lines)

  6. WAS GROUP SUCCESSFUL/ WHAT BECAME OF CAUSE? • 1973 Homosexuality no longer a mental illness • 1982 Wisconsin outlaws discrimination based on sexual preference • 1993 “Don’t ask Don’t tell” policy, (gays can serve in military) • 2000’s Various states begin to allow legal partnerships between gays “The state cannot demean their existence or control their destiny by making their private sexual conduct a crime” – JusticeAnthony Kennedy