The Impact Of Gay Rights Movements On Homosexuality

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From an early age the Christian religion has generally condemned homosexuality. As society progresses, so do the attitudes of many Christian denominations towards homosexuality. There have been numerous changes and movements regarding homosexuality in history that have helped with the progression of many Christian’s thoughts on homosexuals. There have been three major gay rights movements in history, the Homophile movement, Gay and Lesbian Liberation movement, and the LGBT movement. These three movements and the changes that occurred during them have helped change millions of people’s views on homosexuality in a positive way. Many Christian denominations have also changed their religious views on the idea of homosexuality. The Homophile movement was one of the first gay rights movements in America. The Homophile movement began in the 1950s, after World War Two, and ended in the 1960s. The movement was made up of organizations that demanded equality for everyone regardless of sexual orientation. During the movement society was slowly but surely progressing. The first community center for gay men and women was established, the first gay library and first sustained gay rights group in the United States were founded, and the first US documentary on homosexuality was televised. As society began to progress so did the views of some Christians in that time. Although there was not a lot support from many Christians, there were a few. According to Jarred

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