To many Americans, the focus on LGBTQ issues has come to the forefront of the news over the last few years, with greater visibility of struggles and much public discussion of issues that were rarely ever acknowledged by society. And while many are still working to fully understand the differences between “L/G,” “B,” “T,” and “Q,” a greater general awareness of gender and sexuality matters has recently begun entering the American consciousness. But, activism in this area has been alive and well for many years. As this CNN.com article outlines, LGBTQ rights organizations began forming as early as 1924.
| By Carol Brennan | October is LGBT History Month and Gale In Context: Biography is full of incisive profiles on the many dedicated trailblazers and fearless activists who have worked over the decades to ensure equal rights in democratic societies. We’d like to start by mentioning a recent loss to the cause with the … Read more