LGBT MOVEMENT Lesly hernandez

In the history of the United States there have been many social changes that have occurred. One example is the Americans who are trying to gain their rights for the LGBT community. The LGBT movement was one of the most significant and important movements for the equality of gays, lesbians, transgender, and bisexuals people. Discrimination of LGBT in the United States have been going on for decades. However, the movements roots began on June 28, 1969 during the Stonewall massacre in New York City where many gays were killed during a police raid in a local gay bar. Many important events involving discrimination against gays and lesbians preceded the era known as the LGBT rights movement. For example in the early 60’s the very first anti-gay law was created in Texas called, The Sodomy Law forbidding gay sex. Under the leadership of Harry Hay, the LGBT community helped launch a resistance against discrimination and equal rights with the creation of the first American sustained national gay organization called the Mattachine Society. As a result of the leadership of Hay the LGBT movement was able to start their fight for equal rights. The LGBT movement is important to US history, establishing that discrimination of being gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual was and is unjust and will no longer be tolerated in this country. As a result of the movement today discriminatory laws such as gay marriage.Today LGBT people live in the United states free to live as a gay or lesbian person, love the opposite gender and having equal rights

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