The LGBTQI community has a long history in the United States. The first gay rights organization, The Society for Human Rights, was founded in 1924 in Chicago. In 1955 the first lesbian rights organization was established, the organization was called Daughters of Bilitis and was founded in San Francisco. In 1967 Harvey Milk is appointed to the Board of Permit Appeals, making him the first openly gay city commissioner in the United States. This was a big step for the gay movement in politics however the turning point is the gay rights movement occurred in 1969. The Stonewall riots began in New York City in the Greenwich Village. These riots kick started the gay rights movement and moved it to the canter of public attention. The riots began when a police raid occurred in a bar called the Stonewall inn in Greenwich Village. The raid was followed by riots that lasted for ...
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