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The LGBTQ+ Movement Towards Equity: Historical Perspectives and Social Justice Implications

The LGBTQ+ Movement Towards Equity: Historical Perspectives and Social Justice Implications
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Author(s): Lyndsey A. Benharris (Fitchburg State University, USA)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 12
Source title: Social Justice and Putting Theory Into Practice in Schools and Communities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Susan Trostle Brand (University of Rhode Island, USA) and Lori E. Ciccomascolo (University of Rhode Island, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9434-5.ch007

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Abstract

This chapter will describe the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) movement, and the impacts on terms, laws, health, and social justice. First, this chapter will explore historical movements from the 1960s to the present day, outlining specific historical events that changed the discourse for many in LGBTQ+ communities. Next, the author will describe important terms and the changes in terminology over the years. Third, this chapter will discuss the lack of federal protection laws and identify states that have protection laws. Lastly, the author will connect state protection laws and the issues that face young students who are transgender.

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