Bisexual Inclusion in the LGBTQ Rights Movement

Bisexual activists have played an important role in nearly every stage of the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the United States, though their contributions have at times been minimized or erased. This entry outlines the inclusion of bisexual people in the history of the broader LGBTQ rights movement dating back to the turn of the 20th century, discusses the history of bi-specific activism and advocacy, and addresses the current challenges for the bisexual community and rights movement.

History of the Modern LGBTQ Rights Movement

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Magnus Hirschfeld, a German physician, began work that inspired some of the earliest LGBTQ organizing in the United States. Hirschfeld was an advocate for the decriminalization of homosexuality within Germany, and operated under the motto ...

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