For over thirty years, gay and lesbian Americans have been organizing a political movement to gain equal rights under the law. Today, that movement is a politically viable voice for civil rights. This report briefly surveys the history of the modern gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights movement, examines its goals, and identifies its flaws as a social movement. The focus of this report is the changes that must occur in order to acheive both social justice and equality for the members of the GLBT community.
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