Open main navigation Watch. The new social movements of the sixties, such as the Black Power and anti-Vietnam war movements in the US, the May insurrection in France, and Women's Liberation throughout the Western world, inspired many LGBT activists to become more radical,  and the Gay Liberation movement emerged towards the end of the decade. Kathy Kozachenko won a seat to the Ann Harbor, MichiganCity Council inbecoming the first out American to be elected to public office. The Hindu. Other items featured in the exhibit represent trailblazers such as Frank Kameny, who many consider the father of the LGBTQ rights movement.
New York is now the largest state that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry.
The s also saw a rapid push of the transgender movement, while at the same time a "sidelining of the identity of those who are transsexual. DOMA soon become powerless, when in the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, making gay marriage legal throughout the country. February 13Washington becomes the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. Subscribe for fascinating stories connecting the past to the present.
Milk begins his term by sponsoring a civil rights bill that outlaws sexual orientation discrimination.