gay liberation

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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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Homosexual was written in a particular historical moment, when the gay liberation movement in a few Western countries emerged from the radical mix of politics, culture, and lifestyles of the early 1970's.
Gay men already familiar with strategies from the 1960's Civil Rights, antiwar, and gay liberation movements marched and picketed alongside their sisters.
Effeminism, was also premised on a wider critique of the Western gay liberation movement as a highly individualistic and sexist organisation, 'orienting itself to men and mimicking male politics', as argued in the 'Draft Manifesto of the Revolutionary Homosexuals of the Gay Liberation Front' in 1974 (a paper that blended socialist and effeminist principles; Willett 2000, 70).
But a cardinal who assesses a conflict between the time and route of a Gay Pride Parade and a Catholic Mass with the line, "You don't want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism," diminishes any standing the church might still have in the public arena.
You don't want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.
every year or two during the 70's, and we would always carve out a chunk of time together to talk about the burgeoning gay liberation movement.
The world of private relationships, house parties, and discreet social networks revealed by this book challenges the idea that close relationships between women during these years were non-sexual, and shows the amount of courage that it took for women to explore same-sex desire decades before the existence even of lesbian bars, let alone the gay liberation movement.
The panelists include Allen Young, activist and author, who participated in the early gay liberation movement in New York before moving to Royalston in 1973; and three women who are lifelong residents of the North Quabbin - Nancy Ferron, who has worked in various social service and legal organizations; Sue Muther, the mother of a gay son, Christopher Muther, an Athol High School graduate and Boston Globe writer; and Polly Bixby, retired Mahar Regional School physical education teacher.
While impossible to dispute, the very portability of this argument--it works not just for Australia and New Zealand but is in complete accordance with George Chauncey's massively influential account of the rise of the US gay liberation movement through prior decades of informal friendship networks, formal homophile associations, underground public-sex cultures and those overground cultures that are synonymous with homosexuality without needing to say so--suggests that the terms of analysis still kilter towards a globalising account of homosexual identity that makes the difference in gay culture here the same as the difference in gay culture elsewhere, which is to say no difference at all.
Christine Helwig, a retired ECD leader who has focused on the reconstruction of the historical dances, remembered that Carl Whitman, a '60s activist with deep roots in the anti-war and counter-culture movements who became a leader of the Gay Liberation Movement, played a major role in opening up ECD gender conventions.
Nor is attention paid to the tortuous debates over sexuality, particularly the ordination of homosexual persons and the blessing of same-gender unions, that have cascaded through just about every American religious body in the decades since the Stonewall riots gave birth to the gay liberation movement.