newsworks.org - Cei Bell July 15 2015
(editor: Pam - this is both editorial and summary of the struggle for TG Rights over the last 50 years. Some may disagree with some points, but there is much truth here.)
The transgender movement happened in spite of, not because of, the gay rights movement.
In celebrating Philly LGBT history, the 'T' is silent — and that's not all
Standing at Independence Hall on July 4, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter referred to the date as the 50th anniversary of the LGBT Rights Movement. Equality Forum promotes the Annual Reminders demonstrations as the foundation of the LGBT movement. "Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights and the Supreme Court" at the National Constitution Center also refers to the Annual Reminders as the beginning of the LGBT movement.
None of this is true.
The transgender movement, the "T" in LGBT, happened in spite of, not because of, the gay rights movement. July 4, 1965, was the official beginning of lesbian and gay activists excluding transgender and gender non-conforming people from the movement.
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