Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Rights

Topics: Homosexuality, LGBT, Gay Liberation Pages: 4 (1436 words) Published: February 16, 2007
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Rights

Throughout history there has been many different groups that have encountered discrimination. The main group has been the African/African-American population for many years. Other groups have been the Irish, Chinese, Mexicans, and the Jews, just to name a few. Those groups all endured prejudice based on ethnicity; the new group is facing prejudice because of their sexual orientation. The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered community experiences many challenges in society globally. It is a shame that we must be told who we can love or what sex we can be. For the GLBT community deserves as much right as the "straight" community because everyone involved is a human being not an object that can be controlled. Over the history of civilization there has been many indications of homosexuality. Some of the main civilizations thought it was honorable to be homosexual or it was encouraged. The Romans welcomed the idea of the soldiers having partners within the troop, a great concept being the soldiers would fight harder to protect the one they loved ("Pride is A Wonderful Thang"). Modern movement of GLBT rights sparked with the Stonewall riots that began on June 27th, 1969 in Greenwich Village, NY ("Stone Wall Riots- 1969"). On that night seven plain clothed detectives came into the gay bar and announced their presence. The detectives demanded identification papers from the customers and then escorted them outside. Some were thrown into the paddy wagon and pushing others off the sidewalk. The "usual-suspects" who fled the s

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injustice (figure 1). After these instances many more were triggered ("Stone Wall Riots- 1969"). Coins, bottles, rocks and other objects were thrown at the police officers. Detective Inspector Pine, who was the lead in the crackdown, ordered his fellow officers to follow into the empty bar and proceeded to...
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