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Lesbian and Gay Rights 101

An Illustrated Guide to Lesbian and Gay Rights Issues

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This is an illustrated guide to civil liberties issues impacting lesbians and gay men, as well as bisexuals living in lesbian or gay relationships. Some of the issues below also impact transgender persons, though I believe that issues affecting transgender persons are distinct enough to warrant an additional page.

Because HIV and AIDS disproportionately affect gay men, and because homophobia has played and still plays a role in widespread government failure to adequately address issues impacting HIV-positive Americans, many gay rights organizations are also involved in HIV-AIDS activism.

If you'd like to get involved in lesbian and gay rights activism, here are some organizations to look into:Be sure to also check out the work of my colleagues, Kathy Belge (About Lesbian Life) and Ramon Johnson (About Gay Life).
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