More significant than the riots themselves was what they ignited: the formation of the Gay Liberation Front in New York. It organised the first Pride march, which took place in New York in , and its revolutionary ideas and activism soon spread worldwide, including to the UK. Aged 17, I was part of this Stonewall-era gay liberation movement. I later joined the newly formed London Gay Liberation Front. Unlike earlier cautious law reform movements, GLF had a much more radical agenda of social transformation, rather than assimilation and equality within the status quo.
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Abraham Lincoln did believe that slavery was morally wrong, but there was one big problem: It was sanctioned by the highest law in the land, the Constitution. Abolitionists , by contrast, knew exactly what should be done about it: Slavery should be immediately abolished, and freed enslaved people should be incorporated as equal members of society. Though Lincoln saw himself as working alongside the abolitionists on behalf of a common anti-slavery cause, he did not count himself among them. Only with emancipation , and with his support of the eventual 13th Amendment , would Lincoln finally win over the most committed abolitionists.
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LGBT social movements
These communities generally celebrate pride , diversity , individuality , and sexuality. LGBT activists and sociologists see LGBT community-building as a counterweight to heterosexism , homophobia , biphobia , transphobia , sexualism , and conformist pressures that exist in the larger society. The term pride or sometimes gay pride expresses the LGBT community's identity and collective strength; pride parades provide both a prime example of the use and a demonstration of the general meaning of the term.
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Click here for a printable PDF version. Gay-Straight Alliances, or GSAs, are student-led and student-organized school clubs that aim to create a safe, welcoming, and accepting school environment for all youth, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.