Gay Rights

The Battle For Gay Rights, Told In Pictures: PHOTOS


The rulings handed down by the Supreme Court yesterday undoubtedly made history. Images of celebrations and rallies held across the country will now be forever entwined with those from other seminal moments in the struggle, still ongoing, to ensure that LGBT Americans are afforded the same rights as their heterosexual brethren. Journey back into the past for a history of the gay rights movement, as told through pictures, compiled by the San Jose Mercury News.  Also be sure to check out one more image AFTER THE JUMP...

And check the rest of the amazing photos out here.


Via the San Jose Mercury News: "In this April 25, 1993 file photo, a view from atop the Washington Monument shows 300,000 people gathered for the National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights in the U.S. capital. A Democrat in the White House. Demands for sweeping civil rights protections. Religious opponents working to undo a string of state-based victories. That was the backdrop in 1979 when gay rights activists staged their first national march in Washington. Thirty years later, with the landscape looking much the same, thousands of advocates are preparing to rally again in the nation's capital this weekend."

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  1. That second image made tears come to my eyes. So many wonderful men were lost. I hope we never have to make another square.

    Posted by: Mike in the tundra | Jun 28, 2013 9:48:20 AM

  2. Too much focus on marriage in that slideshow, which was annoying with that "Answer a quick question" blocker every 10 slides or so. I have pretty good blocking software and it didn't help.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jun 28, 2013 10:26:56 AM

  3. @Mike in the tundra: tears and more. There's still such sorrow for those very wonderful men we lost. When Wednesday's decisions were rendered by SCOTUS, I could not help but think of how pleased and happy and overjoyed those men would have been.

    Russ, Joey, Gary, Jose, Manuel, Eddie, Larry, Billy, Bob, James, Ronald, John, Pedro, Petey, Benny, Sam, Rick, Richard, Jon, Freddie, Jacques, Ted, Leo, Juan Arturo, Gerry, Josecito, Julian, Barry, Harold, Pascual, Fritz, Don-Bon, Big Boy, Ozzie, Keith, Joey D., Joey R., Roberto, Rex, Randall, Scott, Bop-Bop, Al, Jimmy, Allen, Luke, Kendall, Arnie, Bernie, PrinceEverSince, Clay, Conrad, and my beloved RickyTYou'reTheOneForMe....

    Still wish you all were here. This one's for you.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jun 28, 2013 11:51:06 AM

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