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gay liberation

organization that supports equal rights in jobs, housing, etc. for homosexuals. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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While in its early days women's liberation supported a dialogue and alliance with male comrades of mixed New Left groups, and with gay liberation, in an effort to overthrow capitalist structures, women's liberation developed a distinctly radical and gender-specific consciousness by 1975 (Curthoys 1992; Sydney Women's Liberation Newsletter 1970, 6).
After much discussion, Hay and I decided to call a conference of like-minded gay men to confer about the situation and to chart a new course for gay liberation.
Robinson is particularly interested in demonstrating the reciprocal influence of the left on gay liberation and of "liberational" (sic) movements on the left.
Gay liberation is here to stay - it's high time grey liberation took off
Gays and lesbians were notably absent from two other "boomer retreat" sub-genre films, John Sayles's Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980) and Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill (1983); a glaring absence, considering the massive influence the gay liberation movement had on this generation.
McLeod is the author or compiler of several works on Canadian gay history, including Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada: A Selected Annotated Chronology, 1964-1975 (ECW Press and Homewood Books 1996) and (with Jim Egan) Challenging the Conspiracy of Silence: My Life and a Canadian Gay Activist (Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives and Homewood Books, 1998).
For another, it is self-consciously partisan, playing up tensions between those Watt calls "Bible Carrying Christians" (BCC) and feminist, Marxist, and gay liberation to the exclusion of other issues.
The book, be announces in the prologue, "holds that the shape, direction and the history of rock and roll, soul and rap has been affected by the Vietnam War, women's lib/feminism, gay liberation, black nationalism and self-reliance, the environmental movement, affirmative action, President Reagan and President Clinton.
The book opens by setting the historical frame of reference--that is, gay liberation of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which repudiated the assimilationist agenda of the fifties in favour of 'coming out' and demanding radical social change.
While the patterns she finds might not be as radical as those that developed in the centers of the feminist and gay liberation movements, her findings might ultimately prove more important for considering the impact of the sexual revolution across American society.
Nevertheless, if one compares general attitudes of 1950 or 1960 with those of today, it is undeniable that gay liberation has made net progress.
Craig Johnston, A Sydney Gaze: The Making of Gay Liberation, Sydney, Schiltron Press, 1999.