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Legal History Blog: Sepper and Dinner on Feminist and Gay Lib Movements

This Symposium on the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion presents the opportunity to evaluate the regulation and deregulation of gender and sexuality in public space. In 1969, LGBTQ people erupted against policing, harassment, and exclusion in public spaces. That same year, the growing feminist movement also launched protests for women’s equality in public accommodations.

Our essay analyzes two case studies, from New Jersey in the late 1960s and California in the mid-1980s, to show what we might learn by integrating the histories of LGBTQ and feminist public accommodations activism. These case studies offer two lessons. First, the regulation of cisgender women and LGBTQ people stemmed from common sources of both law and custom. Public authorities and private businesses limited the access of unescorted heterosexual women, gay people, and gender nonconformists to public accommodations and surveilled their gathering in public space. For each of these groups, such policing was justified by fears of sexuality perceived to threaten the hetero-patriarchal family. Second, feminist and LGBTQ people’s respective fights for equality in public reinforced one another. Before 1969, no city, state, or federal law prohibited sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity discrimination in public accommodations. Beginning in the 1960s, the LGBTQ and feminist movements pursued court battles and legal reforms. They ensured that liquor licensing no longer targeted cisgender women and LGBTQ people. Over the course of the 1970s and ‘80s, virtually all states came to adopt public accommodations laws prohibiting sex discrimination, and cities and states slowly began to explicitly include sexual orientation as well. Feminist and LGBTQ legal victories evolved in an interdependent rather than isolated manner.

– Dan Ernst

Source: Legal History Blog: Sepper and Dinner on Feminist and Gay Lib Movements

LGBTQ Groups File Suit Against HHS

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LGBTQ+ Glossary – It Gets Better

LGBT+ (GE, GI, S, SO)

Adjective. The acronym for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender” (sometimes seen as “GLBT”). The plus sign represents the fact that many communities choose to expand the acronym to include other identities. For example, while it is common in the United States to see “LGBT” or “LGBTQ” (for queer), it is more common to see “LGBTI” (for intersex) in Europe.

Words allow us to generate ideas, share stories, and learn and grow from others. They can help us better understand our world and communicate our perspective with others. This glossary can help you…

Source: LGBTQ+ Glossary – It Gets Better

Verena, an iOS app to help protect people in abusive situations

Verena is an iOS app designed to protect and help guide you through situations like “domestic violence, hate crimes, abuse, and bullying”. The app was developed with the LGBTQ+ community in mind, but can be used . . .

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Transverse: Lana Wachowski’s Stellar HRC Speech and Making the Invisible Visible – San Francisco – Arts – The Exhibitionist

Transverse: Lana Wachowski’s Stellar HRC Speech and Making the Invisible Visible – San Francisco – Arts – The Exhibitionist.