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gay-rights movement

(Encyclopedia) gay-rights movement, organized efforts to end the criminalization of homosexuality and protect the civil rights of homosexuals. While there was some organized activity on behalf of the?

Important Places in the Gay-Rights Movement

From Greenwich Village to San Francisco, sites that have helped shape the gay-rights movement The Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, New York. Source: WikiCommons Related Links American Gay?

The Gay Rights Movement of the 20th Century

Source: Excerpted from The Reader's Companion to American History. Copyright 1991 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Late in the [19th] century, as large cities allowed for greater anonymity, as wage?

The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline

This timeline provides information about the gay rights movement in the United States from 1924 to the present: including the Stonewall riots; the contributions of Harvey Milk; the "Don't Ask, Don't?

Aspin, Les

(Encyclopedia) Aspin, Les (Leslie Aspin, Jr.), 1938?95, U.S. politician and government official, b. Milwaukee, Wis. Running as a Democrat opposed to the Vietnam War, he won election as a U.S.?

Henry, Mary Kay

(Encyclopedia) Henry, Mary Kay, 1958?, American labor leader, b. Detroit, B.A. Michigan State Univ., 1979. She began working with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in 1979, focusing on?

human rights

(Encyclopedia) human rights, universal rights held to belong to individuals by virtue of their being human, encompassing civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights and freedoms, and?


(Encyclopedia) homosexuality, a term created by 19th cent. theorists to describe a sexual and emotional interest in members of one's own sex. Today a person is often said to have a homosexual or?

LGBT Pride Month - Civil Rights

Some famous people in LGBT history Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month is observed every June in the United States and in several other countries. Learn about famous firsts by gay?


(Encyclopedia) marriage, socially sanctioned union that reproduces the family. In all societies the choice of partners is generally guided by rules of exogamy (the obligation to marry outside a group?