We are looking ahead to the future, ever dedicated to finding ways the Fund can make a unique contribution to this very special place in which we live. A survey supported by the Haas, Jr. The first-of-its-kind survey marks an effort to make demographic data on the philanthropic workforce more accessible and to promote more transparency about the experiences and perspectives of LGBTQ workers in the field. The Supreme Court rules in favor of a Colorado baker who said he would not create a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Subscribe to receive weekly Gallup News alerts. Never miss our latest insights. Of 21 personal behaviors and practices measured, Americans agree most widely that birth control is morally acceptable and that extramarital affairs are morally wrong. More Americans continue to believe sexual orientation is present at birth rather than a result of upbringing. Fifty years after Woodstock became the symbol of s social upheaval, Gallup trends highlight how much has changed in U.
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. The struggle of LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people for equal rights has moved to center stage. LGBT people are battling for their civil rights in Congress, in courtrooms and in the streets. Well-known figures are discussing their sexual orientation in public. Gay and lesbian people are featured in movies and on television - not as novelty characters, but as full participants in society.
Social movements may focus on equal rights, such as the s movement for marriage equality, or they may focus on liberation, as in the gay liberation movement of the s and s. Earlier movements focused on self-help and self-acceptance, such as the homophile movement of the s. Although there is not a primary or an overarching central organization that represents all LGBT people and their interests, numerous LGBT rights organizations are active worldwide. The earliest organizations to support LGBT rights were formed in the 19th century. Sociologist Mary Bernstein writes: "For the lesbian and gay movement, then, cultural goals include but are not limited to challenging dominant constructions of masculinity and femininity , homophobia , and the primacy of the gendered heterosexual nuclear family heteronormativity.