History of the LGBT rights movement in America
Host Mark Metcalf discusses a variety of issues facing the LGBT community in this three-part series. Click here for Part One with former soldier and LGBT activist, Miriam Ben-Shalom, and here for Part Two on same sex adoption and parenting with Kevin McElroy. This is Part Three.
Lucky Tomaszek taught several semesters of a class on LGBT global rights issues at Alverno College and is a proud member of the LGBT community.
In part one of this discussion, Lucky helps me unscramble the alphabet soup of “LGBTQQIAA,” and we look at the counterintuitive nature of America’s way of always labeling things in two boxes instead of looking at a broader spectrum.
In part two, we delve into the history of the LGBT movement in America, starting with the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969. We also look at some of todays challenges, such as school bullying. As much progress as there’s been, there are still many obstacles to overcome on the path to equality.