This discussion therefore addresses the progress that the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) community has realized or undergone, from the Cold War era up to 2010.
One of the sources which have shed more understanding on the LGBT movement is The New Gay Rights Movement which belongs to the website, Do Something.org. This article analyses changes that the LGBT movement has undergone, specifically from 2004. Areas of study include Vermont, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, New York, New Jersey and New Hampshire. The article makes mention of the Stonewall LGBT riots as the first instance in which the LGBT movement took its more aggressive streak. The article also asserts that from 2004, homosexuality has gradually become imbedded in the US pop culture. The article gives an example of Ellen DeGeneres who revived after TV show after coming out of the closet. Other successful gay individuals such as Daniel O’Donnell are referred to, to underscore the main idea. The article reveals how before Stonewall and 1948 homosexuality was regarded a crime. The declaration by Alfred Kinsey that homosexuality was normal and natural is a milestone paved the way for the mellowing down of the anti-homosexual opinions. The article then recounts the events that characterized Stonewall, the realization of LGBT rights across the world and the developments that are progressing in the US.
In this article, Bullough addresses the 1965 event served as the beginning of the LGBT movement. According to Bullough, although this event in Independence Hall in Philadelphia was intended solely for commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riot, yet it sparked the LGBT movement by serving as gasoline for the fire of the LGBT dissent. This actually served as the first place of public demonstration for LGBT rights.
Gallagher, J. and Bull, C. (1996). Perfect Enemies: The Religious Right, the Gay Movement and the Politics of the 1990s. The Washington Post. Retrieved on July