In the same era, one wing of the political gay movement called for an end to military expulsion of gay, lesbian and bisexual soldiers, with the high-profile case of Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer publicized through a made-for- . The gay liberation movement of the late s through the mids urged lesbians and gay men to engage in radical direct action, and to counter societal shame with. the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement. in the U.S. End of s · Rise of activism + “Gay is good Radical gay and lesbian activism. Leaders of the lesbian and gay movement of the s, 80s and 90s often attempted to hide masculine lesbians, feminine gay men, transgender people, and bisexuals from the public eye, creating internal divisions within LGBT communities. Gay and lesbian people were often threatened and arrested during the gay liberation movement. Every night, officers would raid gay bars and sometimes arresting dozens of men and women, but one night at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, some of the gays fought back, throwing objects at the police.
Mar 28, · The feminist movement was reinvigorated in the s as well, and during this time, lesbian feminism was born. According to lesbian feminism, women could choose lesbianism as a part of the path toward women’s liberation. The following timeline lists the significant events of the gay rights movement from to the present. The gay rights movement saw some early progress In the s. In , Illinois became the first state to do away with its anti-sodomy laws, effectively decriminalizing homosexuality, and a local TV station in California aired the first documentary about homosexuality, called The Rejected.