Printable PDF. NOW expands its policies to include lesbian rights. Through a conference resolution NOW states that forcing lesbian mothers to stay in marriages or to live a secret existence in an effort to keep their children is unjust. NOW commits to offering legal and moral support in a test case involving child custody rights of lesbian mothers.
Gay & Lesbian Organization in Chico, California
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GLAAD , formerly Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation , organization created in that is devoted to countering discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer LGBTQ individuals in the media and promoting understanding, acceptance, and equality. During the s and earlier the portrayal of LGBTQ persons in the media was generally either nonexistent or defamatory. Since then the organization grew and shifted from being chapter-based to being nationally based with offices in New York City, Los Angeles , San Francisco , and other cities. GLAAD seeks to ensure that there is fair and accurate coverage and portrayal of LGBTQ individuals in all facets of the media, including newspapers, magazines, motion pictures, television, and radio. As part of that effort, the group responds to inappropriate and discriminatory depictions of LGBTQ persons and educates media outlets with guides to appropriate language and terminology. GLAAD also publishes annual media progress reports.
Gay and Lesbian Organization of Witwatersrand
The first known organization working for gay rights in the United States was founded in Chicago to bring homosexuals together as well as educate legal authorities and legislators. Henry Gerber applied on December 10, , with six other men for a charter incorporating the Society for Human Rights, an enterprise modeled on German organizations. While serving with the army in Europe following World War I , Gerber had subscribed to German homophile publications and experienced the relative freedom for gay men in Weimar Germany. The society published two issues of its newsletter, Friendship and Freedom, financed almost entirely out of Gerber's pocket.
Some groups are independent, while others are officially recognized advocacy groups within mainstream religious organizations. Category:LGBT culture. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.