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    Despite the efforts of the Moral Majority and the rise of Religious Right, many social issues related to gender & sexuality have become increasingly accepted throughout the country, such as; legalization of abortion, legalization of gay marriage, woman’s equal rights, the growing LGBT community, and the increased use pornographic images in the movie industry. Despite these advances on social issues there is still a Moral Majority that I believe continue to have faith in their efforts

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    The Gay Liberation movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s arose amidst cries for civil rights, gender equality, and an end to American participation in the Vietnam War. Gay Liberation marked a revolutionary acknowledgement of gay rights in the United States; historians and activists argue that the Stonewall Riots of 1969 prompted this development. The Greenwich Village uprising was the first instance of gay resistance to win widespread media attention, albeit mixed. The Stonewall Riots acted

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    urban subculture of gay men and lesbians. · Government and police harassment, persecution, and investigation of gays. 1950s-1960s · The homophile movement remained small and relatively marginalized. End of 1960s · Rise of activism + “Gay is good” · Reformist goals: ü decriminalization of homosexual acts, ü equal treatment and equal rights under the law, ü dissemination of accurate, ü “unbiased” information about homosexuality. · Achievements: ü right to publish gay and lesbian magazines

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    The Fight For Rights: The 1960s

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    During the American 1960s, the fight for rights and freedom that should be guaranteed was predominant. Some of these groups were the African Americans fighting for civil rights, Homosexuals contending for Gay rights, and women determined to gain liberation. African Americans continually fought for freedom from the severe racism and restriction of rights before the 1960s, but that culminated in the decade. Events in the 60s helped give a rise to the Black Power movement by giving African Americans

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    Greenwich Village, the art and cultural center of New York, was the setting for what would be one of the most influential moments in the history of the Gay Liberation Movement. On the streets of the village, a white, brick building stands amongst the other stores and restaurants in the area. Looking at the building from the outside, one can hardly notice anything that stands out. A large, vertical hanging sign displays the word “Stonewall.” However, a sign on the front window reads, in white writing

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    A moral panic is defined as a public panic over a matter that is considered to be threatening or shocking to the social order. One example of a significant matter that caused a moral panic in the public eye is homosexuality. The public discriminated against homosexuals, viewing them as sick, unnatural, immoral and a threat to society. Another example of a moral panic is America’s effort to protect its children from sex, which is discussed in the Harmful to Minors book by the author Judith Levine

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    The Civil Rights and the LGBT Movements

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    . Carson, "Civil Rights Movement," in Encyclopedia of the American, 1:412. . Gianoulis, Tina. "Gay Liberation Movement." In St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture., edited by Thomas Riggs, 438-43. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Detroit: St. James, 2013. Gale Virtual Reference Library (GALE|CX2735801056). . Carson, "Civil Rights Movement," in Encyclopedia of the American, 1:411. . Gianoulis, "Gay Liberation Movement," in St. James Encyclopedia of Popular, 2:439. . Ibid.,439 . Ibid.,440 . Ibid. . Ibid

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    On January 20th, 2013, Barack Obama was inaugurated to his second term as president of the United States. In his speech, he made history when he made a reference to gay rights, he said: We the people, declare today that the most evident of truths -- that all of us are created equal -- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall

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    For my interview portion of this response I interviewed a friend of mine named Nicole who is a bisexual. When I asked her about her fears of coming out her she said that her only fear was being seen as some kind of pervert or sexual predator.” I came out to my friends first, some were shocked but soon it just became something that people just knew and after awhile it became just as relevant as my hair color”. She also stated that after she came out to her friends some of those friends came out to

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    Affirmative Action Essay

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    conclusion, it is my opinion that affirmative action was needed, however at times taken to the extremes. At no time should one person be put out of work or school for the benefits of another. Blacks should not be subservient to whites nor females to males. Gays citizens should be treated equal what they do in the bedroom is not for the public to speculate about. Abraham Lincoln stated all men are created equal. I am sure he was including women and persons of color in that statement.

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