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  • On June 28, 1969, patrons of the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village fought back against police raids on their neighborhood bar. Stonewall is still considered a moment of gay pride & has been commemorated since the 1970s with “pride marches” held every June across the United States. 
  •  Its basically rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being regardless of race, gender or religion.
  • It's called The Universal Declaration of Human Rights & we are here because it is December 10th,  the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted this Declaration.
  • 30 Basic Human Rights   All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.  No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
  • Dad, what's that & why are we here ?
  • On June 12, 2016, a popular gay dance club named Pulse in Orlando, Florida was the site of a mass shooting by one assailant.
  • With at least 49 dead & another 50 injured, this is the worst hate crime mass shooting in U.S. history.
  • It occurred during LGBT Pride weekend for towns & cities in & outside of the United States.
  • In 1951, Donald Webster Cory published "The Homosexual in America", saying that gay men & lesbians were a legitimate minority group. In 1953 Evelyn Hooker, won a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study gay men. Her paper in 1956 presented that gay men were as well-adjusted as heterosexual men. But it was until 1973 that the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexuality as an “illness” classification in its diagnostic manual. Throughout the 1950s & 60s, gay men and lesbians continued to be at risk for psychiatric lockup as well as jail, losing jobs, & child custody when courts & clinics defined gay love as sick, criminal or immoral.
  • Same-sex civil unions were recognized under Vermont law in 2000 & Massachusetts became the first state to perform same-sex marriages in 2004; gay & lesbian Americans were finally free from criminal classification. Gay marriage was first legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain & Canada; but the recognition of gay marriage by church & state continued to divide opinion worldwide.
  • MLA CITATION Freiburger, Calvin. “United Nations Chief Pledges to Promote LGBT 'Rights' against Worldwide 'Bias'.” LifeSiteNews, LifeSite, 27 Sept. 2018, promote-lgbt-rights-against-worldwide-bias. United Nations Security Council Resolution 660 (Condemning the Invasion of Kuwait by Iraq), S.C. Res. 660, 45 U.N. SCOR at 19, U.N. Doc. S/RES/660 (1990)., World Health Organization, “Human Rights Day, International Human Rights Day, Human Rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” United Nations, United Nations, “History of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Social Movements.” American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, “Disasters.” A Faculty Guide to Student Academic Integrity - Baruch College,
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