Do you know the term Gay Liberation?
This term sometimes refers to the broader movement to end social and legal oppression against LGBT people. Sometimes the term Gay Liberation movement is even used synonymously or interchangeably with the gay rights movement. Stonewall energized LGBTQ people to become more fiercely political. Before Stonewall, a gay political effort known as the homophile movement had brought gay men and lesbians together to form a political coalition. Members of the movement staged the first gay protest in Philadelphia on July 4, 1965, in front of Independence Hall. During the demonstration, they followed the politics of respectability, a strategy learned from the black civil rights movement, and dressed in suits and skirts.
Trust and believe, we've been fighting for our rights and using our voices to be heard. Gay rights are civil rights and we must continue the fight for a better future.