The history of equal rights for members of the LGBT community is something often overlooked in classroom curriculum. With the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, it is important to look back at the men and women who fought for equality, especially right here in Philadelphia. Events, such as Reminder Day , are examples of how we can remember the contribution of men and women in the community who fought for their rights as citizens. Utilizing local historical narratives of social activists will allow students to understand the struggle for equality as well as the importance of promoting social justice. There is a rich history of political and social activists in Philadelphia and learning about these individuals will make the topic relevant for students. The lesson in this unit will focus on the speech Fryer made as Dr.
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LGBT movements in the United States - Wikipedia
Amazon has trimmed its list of potential cities for its second headquarters down to twenty. But one group of gay activists is pressuring the company to avoid some of the locations that made the cut. The tech behemoth, currently headquartered in Seattle, launched a public search for the site of its second headquarters, or HQ2, last year. When the company requested proposals, more than cities from across North America responded.
LGBT History in Philadelphia
Click below to become a member of MAP. Laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation primarily protect or harm lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. That said, transgender people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual can be affected by laws that explicitly mention sexual orientation.
It only seems fitting that the City of Philadelphia has also played key roles over the last fifty-plus years to the LGBTQ lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning Civil Rights Movement. John Fryer aka Dr. Anonymous who fought tirelessly to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness.