The society is the first gay rights organization as well as the oldest documented in America. After receiving a charter from the state of Illinois, the society publishes the first American publication for homosexuals, Friendship and Freedom. Soon after its founding, the society disbands due to political pressure. While psychologists and psychiatrists in the s consider homosexuality a form of illness, the findings surprise many conservative notions about sexuality.
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Time magazine cover, April 14, Like most pioneers across time, Ellen brushed past the risks knowing full well that there was peril in stepping off the ledge. When Ellen DeGeneres and her television character came out of the closet simultaneously, the media hurricane was a Category 5 and the backlash included hate mail, death threats, and ultimately the cancellation of her show. To learn more about Ellen and to view an excerpt of the famous coming out episode of her show, have a look at the links below.
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Thanks for watching! Visit Website At the time, homosexuality was a crime, and gay people had long hidden their sexualities. Despite the prevailing view of homosexuality as a mental illness and a sign of perversion or criminality, gay people started to find one another at underground bars and clubs.
September 6, In a landmark judgment today Sept. The Indian supreme court scrapped the archaic section drafted by the British administration back in the s that criminalised gay sex between two consenting adults. Here is a list of some of the key persons and organisations that have helped forward the cause of the LGBTQ community in India, seeking equal rights and representation for same-sex couples. Naz Foundation New-Delhi-based non-profit Naz Foundation has played a crucial role in bringing the homosexuality discourse out in the public. While things have changed little since then, Mehra and Johar decided to come out publicly a few years ago by moving the supreme court to scrap section