The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement has undergone many transformations since the first gay rights organizations of the 1950s. In understanding the movement's advocacy experiences it is important to comprehend both the diversity and similarity of issues facing LGBT people. At times it has been important for the movement to work in solidarity for the recognition of identity and rights of all LGBT people.

It has also been necessary to organize separately, both geographically and around specific identity politics of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, as well as around specific issues because successes, in recognition of LGBT rights, have not been achieved evenly globally, and the issues taken up are not necessarily the same for all LGBT people. For example, although gay men were ...

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