Born-again singer Anita Bryant campaigns to overturn an anti-discrimination law protecting gay men and lesbians in Dade County, Fla. Inspired by her victory, Bryant founds the first national anti-gay group, Save Our Children, drawing unprecedented attention to gay issues and motivating gay groups to organize in response. Focus will move to Colorado Springs, Colo. Calling gay people "militant, organized" and "vile," LaHaye anticipates anti-gay arguments to come. California State Sen.
Time to Bury Reagan’s Legacy for Women
Ronald Reagan, Homosexuality, and AIDS | Mindful Webworks
Patti Davis, a Los Angeles writer and the onetime rebellious daughter of Reagan and his second wife, Nancy, said in a telephone interview that she never discussed same-sex marriage with the former president, who died in just as it was emerging as a political issue. But Ms. Davis, now 60, offered several reasons her father, who would have been this year, would have bucked his party on the issue: his distaste for government intrusion into private lives, his Hollywood acting career and close friendship with a lesbian couple who once cared for Ms. Davis said. We saw them on holidays and other times. Once when she and her father were watching a Rock Hudson movie, Ms. She said her father explained that Mr.
The Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People
LGBT conservatism is generally more moderate on issues of social conservatism, instead emphasizing values associated with fiscal conservatism , libertarian conservatism , and neoconservatism. On the campaign trail , he spoke of the gay civil rights movement:. My criticism is that [the gay movement] isn't just asking for civil rights; it's asking for recognition and acceptance of an alternative lifestyle which I do not believe society can condone, nor can I. Additionally, Reagan has been criticized by some LGBT groups for allegedly ignoring by failing to adequately address or fund the growing AIDS epidemic , even as it took thousands of lives in the s.
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.