Public acceptance of the American gay rights movement
Archived from the original on July 12, Supreme Court for the right to marriage equality; as a result of activism, the Supreme Court ruled on June 26th, that states could not ban same-sex marriage. They were also fired from many jobs for their lifestyles.
The homophile movement began in the late s with groups in the Netherlands and Denmark, and continued throughout the s and s with groups in Sweden, Norway, the United States, France , Britain and elsewhere. Gay and lesbian rights advocates argued that one's sexual orientation does not reflect on one's gender; that is, "you can be a man and desire a man Although there is not a primary or an overarching central organization that represents all LGBT people and their interests, numerous LGBT rights organizations are active worldwide.
By the s, the politics of identity had become central to the gay movement's struggles.
Ways have now spread to targeting all gay men
In , Dr. One of the values of the movement was gay pride. This trend serves as yet another confirmation of the contact hypothesis , which suggests that increasing exposure to out-group members will help an in-group to accept them.