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 and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly from until March , when a new ban was put in place. 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. Police raids caused the group to disband in —but 90 years later, the U.
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The Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives ALGA is a community-based non-profit organisation committed to the collection, preservation and celebration of material reflecting the lives and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex LGBTI Australians. ALGA's collection includes a broad range of library, archive, museum and gallery material, including personal papers and organisational records, periodicals, books, posters, photographs, audio-visual Betamax, VHS, 8mm film, DVD, etc. The collection is strongest in holdings relating to the early gay liberation movement in Australian onwards i. Approximately 25 titles have been indexed in whole or in part, amounting to over 14, article references.
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The gay liberation [a] movement is a social and political movement of the late s through the mids [b] that urged lesbians and gay men to engage in radical direct action , and to counter societal shame with gay pride. Not until later in the seventies in urban gay centers and well into the eighties in smaller communities did the marches begin to be called " gay pride parades ". Gay liberation is also known for its links to the counterculture of the time e. In general, the politics were radical, anti-racist , and anti-capitalist.
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender LGBT are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities. Source: CDC.