The History of LGBTQ+

zariha Rice, Olytimes writer

Who created LGBTQ?                                                                                                                                                                                  In 1924, Henry Gerber, a German immigrant, founded in Chicago the Society for Human Rights, the first documented gay rights organization in the United States.

Who founded LGBT month?                                                                                                                                                            Rodney Wilson LGBTQ+ History Month originated in the United States as Lesbian and Gay History Month and was first celebrated in October 1994. It was founded by Missouri high-school history teacher Rodney Wilson.

Who created the LGBT movement?                                                                                                                                                    The first national gay rights organization, the Mattachine Society, was formed in 1951, was created by Harry Hay.

What did Henry Gerber do?

In 1924 Henry Gerber founded the Society for Human Rights, the first gay rights organization in the United States. While he was in the Army, Gerber was stationed in Coblenz, Germany. While there, he experienced a more open homosexual community than in America.

Where was the created LGBTQ? The Stonewall Inn in the gay village of Greenwich Village, Manhattan, site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots, the cradle of the modern LGBT rights movement and an icon of LGBT culture, is adorned with rainbow pride flags.

When was LGBTQ created? From about 1988, activists began to use the initialism LGBT in the United States. Not until the 1990s within the movement did gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people gain equal respect. This spurred some organizations to adopt new names, as the GLBT Historical Society did in 1999.

Why was LGBTQ created? Social movements, organized around the acceptance and rights of persons who might today identify as LGBT or queer, began as responses to centuries of persecution by church, state, and medical authorities.

LGBTQ means The VPS is moving towards using LGBTIQ, which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and gender diverse, Intersex, Queer, and questioning as an inclusive umbrella abbreviation to encompass a range of diverse sexualities, genders, and sex characteristics.

Why is it important to learn LGBTQ? Learning about LGBT issues from a formative age will allow LGBT youth to feel less isolated. Learning about LGBT issues from a formative age will allow LGBT youth to feel less isolated. Moreover, non-LGBT children can learn how to become good allies to their peers as they get older.