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They at first advocated that women practice celibacy, and later came to advocate political lesbianism. A scuffle broke out when a woman in handcuffs was escorted from the door of the bar to the waiting police wagon several times.

She escaped repeatedly and fought with four of the police, swearing and shouting, for about ten minutes. Described as "a typical New York butch" and "a dyke—stone butch", she had been hit on the head by an officer with a baton for, as one witness claimed, complaining that her handcuffs were too tight.

Lesbians were also active in the feminist movement. In she referred to growing lesbian visibility as a "lavender menace" and fired openly lesbian newsletter editor Rita Mae Brown , and in she engineered the expulsion of lesbians, including Bottini, from the New York chapter.

At the Congress to Unite Women, on the first evening when all feminists were assembled in the auditorium, twenty women wearing t-shirts that read "Lavender Menace" came to the front of the room and faced the audience.

At first, Friedan ignored lesbians in NOW and objected to what she saw as demands for equal time. Yes, I suppose you have to say that freedom of sexual choice is part of that, but it shouldn't be the main issue At the National Women's Conference , Friedan seconded the lesbian rights resolution "which everyone thought I would oppose" in order to "preempt any debate" and move on to other issues she believed were more important and less divisive in the effort to add the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution.

State legislatures should reform their penal codes or repeal State laws that restrict private sexual behavior between consenting adults. State legislatures should enact legislation that would prohibit consideration of sexual or affectional orientation as a factor in any judicial determination of child custody or visitation rights.

Rather, child custody cases should be evaluated solely on the merits of which party is the better parent, without regard to that person's sexual and affectional orientation.

Lesbian feminism is a cultural movement and critical perspective, most influential in the s and early s primarily in North America and Western Europe , that encourages women to direct their energies toward other women rather than men, and often advocates lesbianism as the logical result of feminism.

Lesbian separatism , a subset of lesbian feminism, became popular in the s as some lesbians doubted whether mainstream society or even the LGBT movement had anything to offer them.

In , seven women including Del Martin confronted the North Conference of Homophile [meaning homosexual] Organizations about the relevance of the gay rights movement to the women within it.

The delegates passed a resolution in favor of women's liberation, but Del Martin felt they had not done enough, and wrote "If That's All There Is", an influential essay in which she decried gay rights organizations as sexist.

Olivia Records was a collective founded in to record and market women's music. Olivia Records, named after the heroine of a pulp novel by Dorothy Bussy who fell in love with her headmistress at French boarding school the heroine and the novel both being named Olivia , was the brainchild of ten lesbian feminists the Furies and Radicalesbians living in Washington, D.

The Lesbian Herstory Archives , a New York City-based archive, community center, and museum dedicated to preserving lesbian history, located in Park Slope, Brooklyn , was founded in In that decade, Gittings was most involved in the American Library Association , especially its gay caucus, the first such in a professional organization, in order to promote positive literature about homosexuality in libraries.

She was also involved in getting homosexuality accepted by psychiatry, and was a discussion leader for the American Psychiatric Association panel on "Life Styles of Non-Patient Homosexuals," which included Del Martin as one of six panelists.

Anonymous," a gay psychiatrist who appeared wearing a mask to conceal his identity and joined a panel that she and others participated in titled "Psychiatry: Friend or Foe to Homosexuals?

A Dialogue". Lesbian separatist ideology led to the establishment of sex segregated womyn's land communities, [] and creation of the women-only Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.

In the s open lesbians also began their first forays into American politics. In , Nancy Wechsler became the first openly gay or lesbian person in political office in America; she was elected to the Ann Arbor City Council in as a member of the Human Rights Party and came out as a lesbian during her first and only term there.

She addressed the convention in support of the inclusion of a gay rights plank in the Democratic Party platform. In , Elaine Noble became the first openly gay or lesbian candidate ever elected to a state-level office in America when she was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

It drew between 75, and , [] lesbians, bisexual and transgender people, gay men, and straight allies to demand equal civil rights and urge the passage of protective civil rights legislation.

Charlotte Bunch and Audre Lorde were the only out lesbians who spoke at the main rally. The s also saw conflict between the transgender and cisgender lesbian communities in America.

A dispute began in , when the West Coast Lesbian Conference split over a scheduled performance by the lesbian transgender folk-singer Beth Elliott , who had helped to create the conference and was on its organization committee as well as having been asked to perform as a singer in the conference's entertainment program.

In , lesbian radical feminist activist Janice Raymond released the book The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male , which was a critique of a patriarchal medical and psychiatric establishment, and which maintained that transsexualism is based on the "patriarchal myths" of "male mothering," and "making of woman according to man's image.

Transsexuals merely cut off the most obvious means of invading women, so that they seem non-invasive. However, Stone had informed the collective of her transgender status before joining.

Raymond responded to this in the published version of her manuscript:. Masculine behavior is notably obtrusive. Sandy Stone, the transsexual engineer with Olivia Records, an "all-women" recording company, illustrates this well.

Stone is not only crucial to the Olivia enterprise but plays a very dominant role there. As one woman wrote: "I feel raped when Olivia passes off Sandy After all his male privilege, is he going to cash in on lesbian feminist culture too?

Members of the collective responded in turn by defending Stone in various publications. Finally, Stone resigned. The lesbian sex wars , also known as the feminist sex wars, or simply the sex wars or porn wars, are debates amongst feminists regarding a number of issues broadly relating to sexuality and sexual activity, which polarized into two sides during the late s and early s, and the aftermath of this polarization of feminist views during the sex wars continues to this day.

The feminist movement was deeply divided as a result of these debates. The anthology was first published in by Persephone Press, and the second edition was published in by Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press.

The book was out in its third edition, published by Third Woman Press, until , when its contract with Third Woman Press expired and it went out of print.

This Bridge centered the experiences of women of color, offering a serious challenge to white feminists who made claims to solidarity based on sisterhood.

Writings in the anthology, along with works by other prominent feminists of color, call for a greater prominence within feminism for race-related subjectivities, and ultimately laid the foundation for third wave feminism.

This Bridge has become one of the most cited books in feminist theorizing. It has been credited as the first conference for African-American lesbian women.

Lesbians had some success in being integrated into religious life in the s. In Reconstructionist Judaism became the first Jewish denomination to allow openly lesbian rabbis and cantors.

In re Guardianship of Kowalski , N. Because the case was contested by Kowalski's parents and family and initially resulted in the partner Karen Thompson being excluded for several years from visiting Kowalski, the gay community celebrated the final resolution in favor of the partner as a victory for gay rights.

The Lesbian Avengers began in New York City in as "a direct action group focused on issues vital to lesbian survival and visibility.

Newsweek reporter Eloise Salholz, covering the LGBT March on Washington, believed the Lesbian Avengers were so popular because they were founded at a moment when lesbians were increasingly tired of working on issues, like AIDS and abortion , while their own problems went unsolved.

In the s lesbians also became more visible in politics. District Court in New York. Entertainment also began to show more lesbian stories and openly lesbian performers.

In , the first lesbian kiss on television occurred on L. Law between the fictional characters of C. In , the first lesbian wedding on television was held for fictional characters Carol played by Jane Sibbett and Susan played by Jessica Hecht on Friends.

There were several prominent legal successes for lesbians in the s. Hawaii's denial of marriage licenses to same-sex couples was first challenged in state court in in Baehr v.

Miike originally Baehr v. Lewin and the plaintiffs two same-sex female couples, Ninia Baehr and Genora Dancel, and Antoinette Pregil and Tammy Rodrigues, as well as a same-sex male couple initially met with some success.

But Hawaii voters modified the state constitution in to allow the legislature to restrict marriage to mixed-sex couples. By the time the Supreme Court of Hawaii considered the final appeal in the case in , it upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage, but same-sex marriage was legalized in Hawaii in In the " Don't Ask Don't Tell " policy was enacted, which mandated that the military could not ask servicemembers about their sexual orientation.

In , civil unions were legalized in Vermont the first state to do so and Carolyn Conrad and Kathleen Peterson became the first couple in the United States to be civilly united.

Same-sex marriages also began to be legally recognized in the s. Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon became the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the United States in , [] when San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom allowed city hall to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

In , same-sex marriage was legalized in the state of Massachusetts , and Marcia Hams and Sue Shepherd became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Massachusetts.

The Chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners ordered the clerk to begin issuing marriage licenses. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Connecticut in , and state Rep.

Beth Bye and her girlfriend Tracey Wilson became the first same-sex couple to marry in Connecticut. Tribal law specialists said the Coquille may be the first tribe to sanction such marriages.

They were the first same-sex couple to have their marriage recognized by the tribe, of which Kitzen was a member. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Iowa in , and Shelley Wolfe and Melisa Keeton became the first same-sex female couple and the second same-sex couple to marry in Iowa.

In , same-sex marriage was legalized in the District of Columbia , and Sinjoyla Townsend and Angelisa Young became the first same-sex couple to marry in the District of Columbia.

In , Courtney Mitchell and Sarah Welton, both from Colorado , were married in Nepal 's first public same-sex female wedding ceremony, although the marriage was not legally recognized in Nepal.

In , a same-sex couple unknown if they were women or men wed in December under Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal law; the tribe will issue a marriage license to anybody who lives within the tribes' jurisdiction, if at least one person is a tribal member.

In , in the case Hollingsworth v. Perry , which was brought by a same-sex female couple Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier and a same-sex male couple, the Supreme Court said the private sponsors of Proposition 8 did not have legal standing to appeal after the ballot measure was struck down by a federal judge in San Francisco, which made same-sex marriage legal again in California.

District Judge Thomas Durkin had ordered the Cook County clerk to issue an expedited marriage license to Gray and Ewert before the state's same-sex marriage law took effect in June , because Gray was terminally ill; slightly later that same year, it was declared that all same-sex couples in Illinois where one partner had a terminal illness could marry immediately.

In January , same-sex marriage was legalized in Oklahoma , but the ruling was stayed; in , a U. Also in , Monroe County, Florida, legalized same-sex marriages, but the ruling was stayed.

Kelvin Atkinson and Sherwood Howard were the first same-sex couple to marry in Nevada. Louis County began complying with that ruling, as shortly after Jackson County also did.

Perry both of which were in favor of same-sex marriage that any federal appeals court upheld a state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

In January , U. District Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that all clerks in the state were required under the Constitution to issue marriage licenses to all same-sex couples.

Granade then ruled that the local probate judge Judge Don Davis of Mobile County could not refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, after which Davis began issuing licenses to same-sex couples, as did many counties in Alabama.

In April Guam's attorney general directed officials to begin processing marriage license applications from same-sex couples, but the governor said he wanted to study the issue further, and the public health director said he wouldn't accept the applications.

Pangelinan and Kathleen M. Aguero sued in U. District Court in Guam also in April after their marriage application was refused.

Same-sex marriages became performable and recognised in the U. Pangelinan, 28, and Kathleen M. Finally, on June 26, , the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote in Obergefell v.

Hodges that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage, legalizing it throughout the United States. Aside from the legalization of same-sex marriage, there were seven significant legal victories for lesbians from the year until Hate Crimes Prevention Act being signed into law, the definition of federal hate crime was expanded to include those violent crimes in which the victim is selected due to their sexual orientation; previously federal hate crimes were defined as only those violent crimes where the victim is selected due to their race, color, religion, or national origin.

In , in the case United States v. Windsor , brought by lesbian Edie Windsor and argued by lesbian attorney Roberta Kaplan , the Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act DOMA , which had denied federal benefits to same-sex couples who were legally married in their states.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concluded that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of does not allow sexual orientation discrimination in employment because it is a form of sex discrimination.

Smith that in regard to the issuing of birth certificates, no state can treat same-sex couples differently than heterosexual ones; the case was brought by two same-sex female couples.

Bostock v. Clayton County , U. In , the Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in the 2nd U. In , Tammy Baldwin became the first openly lesbian or gay senator in American history.

In Aisha Moodie-Mills became the new president and CEO of the Victory Fund , which made her the first woman, first black woman, first lesbian, and first black lesbian to become the head of a national leading LGBT organization.

On June 11, , Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was hosting Latin Night, a weekly Saturday-night event drawing a primarily Hispanic crowd. Lucie, Florida.

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Congressional leaders threatened to pass legislation that would bar homosexuals from serving if Clinton issued an executive order changing the policy.

Under its terms, military personnel would not be asked about their sexual orientation and would not be discharged simply for being gay. However having sexual relations, or displaying romantic overtures with members of the same sex, or telling anyone about their sexual orientation is considered "homosexual conduct" under the policy and is a basis for involuntary discharge.

At the time, most military leaders and young enlisted who were forced to live in the barracks with a roommate took a conservative view about allowing gays to serve openly in the military.

But the attitudes of society changed through the next two decades. By , most junior enlisted the one's who have to live in the barracks , today, saw nothing wrong with homosexuality and would not be bothered by serving with those they know to be gay.

In December of , the House and Senate voted in favor to repeal and over-turn the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell. The nation decided that by September 20, , homosexuals would no longer fear discharge from the military by admitting to their sexual preference.

Homosexuals have the freedom to serve in the armed forces openly. Over 13, servicemen and women were discharged for being gay while the don't ask, don't tell policy was in effect.

The repeal has prompted many to try and reenlist. Many organizations and groups supporting gay and lesbian military members surfaced and have even organized official public gatherings with the military.

Following the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in , the Department of Defense announced it would extend spousal and family benefits for same-sex marriages that would be the same as those given for traditional marriages.

Another frontier was crossed when the ban on service by openly transgender persons in the military was repealed on July 1, Though in the current administration in , President Trump stated that a goal of his is to not allow transgender men and women from serving in the military.

The Department of Defense has yet to change their policy on the proposed ban. With many controversial public issues, the military has been in the forefront of society throughout history.

From women serving in combat roles, segregation and civil rights, to allowing the LGBT community in it's ranks, the military is typically years ahead of American society on dispelling certain prejudices.

As of March , Department of Defense has set not policy to separate transgender service members. Under the new Department of Defense rules, troops and recruits can still identify as transgender.

However, they must be their biological sex and use the uniforms, pronouns, and sleeping and bathroom facilities that are appropriate. This affects about 9, military members.

Rumors of difficult enrollment screenings for gay men deterred very few lesbians. At the onset of the war, psychiatrists and military officers reflected this history of invisibility and issued no policies or procedures for screening out lesbians.

The general public expressed fear that, in forming the WAC, the military as trying to create an organized coalition of prostitutes to service male GIs.

Once in the military lesbians quickly created social networks and a portable environment filled with other WAC lesbians and local lesbians.

Mannerisms and coded language were a few of the ways in which lesbians found one another and a lesbian community. Army policies provided a space in which lesbians could exist, recognize one another, and develop their own culture.

Yet this existence was an extremely precarious one, framed by army regulations that also provided for the dishonorable discharge of homosexuals, male and female.

A hostile military environment for gay men and lesbian women was not unique to World War II. Abuse and expulsion of homosexuals in the United States military environment were recording from the beginning of the republic when General George Washington issued orders as early as to remove defendants court martialed for sodomy and perversion.

Many women were forced to deny knowing any of their friends or marry gay men to pass as heterosexual. Butch service women, because of their greater fit with popular lesbian stereotypes, were more likely to be targeted as female homosexuals in discharge proceedings.

During World War II the personnel shortages had allowed large numbers of American women to enlist in the armed forces.

After the war when women were encouraged to return to civilian life and resume traditional gender roles, those unmarried women who chose to remain in the military or who enlisted during peacetime increasingly stood out as members of a deviant group that was easily stereotyped as lesbian and increasingly subjected to dishonorable discharge proceedings.

The end of World War II in mid brought new changes to the role of women in the public sphere that had a direct impact on lesbian women in the United States.

Despite these forward efforts, the acceptance of visible women in the public sphere was becoming increasingly frowned upon.

Viable alternatives to marriage did not exist for women in the post war period, and single women were subject to social disapproval if not ostracism.

Homophobia became a way of reinstituting male dominance and strict gender roles that had been disrupted by the war.

Many lesbians who came out in the s, unlike those who had come out in the s and s, met their first lesbians when they joined the armed services.

The increased visibility unquestionably expanded the presence of lesbians in post war America. As they affirmed their right to live as public lesbians, they made it easier for other lesbians to find them, and more difficult for the heterosexual community to ignore them.

Additionally, the Buffalo lesbian community began reaching out to newcomers. This ability and desire for lesbians to reach out was a new development of the s and although it seems like a small matter, in the context of severe oppression, it suggests a significant transformation in lesbian consciousness.

Singer and male impersonator Jacki Jordan went out of her way to introduce young lesbians to the newly opened lesbian bars in the Black section of Buffalo.

While none of these bars were exclusively Black they had a sizable Black clientele which represents a large public transition.

The changes in the s Buffalo lesbian community are best symbolized by the appearance of the new style of butch, a women who dressed in working-class male clothes for as much of the time as she possibly could, and who went to the bar every night, not just on weekends.

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