gay liberation movement


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Noun1.gay liberation movement - the movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
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This led to several gay rights groups being founded and was the beginning of the modern gay liberation movement in Germany.
Shively was a major figure in the Gay Liberation movement from the Stonewall Riots forward and was instrumental in forming Gay Men's Liberation in Boston and the Fag Rag collective, which published the first national post-Stonewall gay political journal; he also was involved in founding and sustaining Fag Rag Books, the Good Gay Poets collective and press, Boston Gay Review, and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.
Their journey eventually led to Christopher Park, a small wedge of Greenwich Village green space that is the site of Gay Liberation, the preeminent American monument to the gay liberation movement.
This is the same spirit captured by the Village Voice during the gay liberation movement.
Synopsis: During the summer of 1969, Elliot Tiber helped start the gay liberation movement and saved the Woodstock Festival from cancellation.
BEFORE THE GAY LIBERATION MOVEMENT in the 1970s, for most lesbians and gays, the closet was a survival strategy, a rational adaptation to an oppressive situation.
The topics include sex-talk in the Spanish gay liberation movement, embodiments of class and nation in Eloy de la Iglesia's gay films, rural homoeroticism in film during the early years of the Spanish transition, male dress and accoutrements in four female Spanish characters, and challenging hegemonic masculinity in Spanish art and culture.
Sources from the Australian gay liberation movement have also been crucial in developing this archive, including the Sydney Gay Liberation Newsletter which began circulation in 1972, as well as the germinal gay liberation text by Dennis Altman, Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation (1971).
You don't want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.
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.
During the birth of the 1970s gay liberation movement, some activists rediscovered the physician, sexologist, and early homosexual rights champion Magnus Hirschfeld, seeing him as a heroic pioneer of their own struggle.
The new categories of sexual identity both isolated homosexuals, and later--during the Gay Liberation movement of the 1970s--became a distinct point of pride and identity.