LGBTQ Movement, Trans Inclusion In/Exclusion From

Individuals who today are referred to as trans people have been involved in the LGBTQ rights movement ever since there was a movement. Indeed, if the Stonewall Riots in 1969 are taken as the start of the modern LGBTQ rights movement, then trans people were many of its founders. For much of the 25 years following Stonewall, however, trans people were largely excluded from the movement because of a combination of political expediency and animosity from cis lesbian and gay leaders. In the late 1990s and 2000s, a new generation of queer activists, who recognized the extent and severity of anti-trans discrimination, including within the movement itself, united with trans people in the struggle against gender oppression. Since then, trans issues have become more ...

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