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Title: Research Seminar on Global Gay Rights Issues
Description: This course deals with the movement for gay and lesbian rights during the Twentieth Century in the United States and abroad. For most of the past one hundred years, the claim to equal rights for homosexuals took a back seat to the larger struggles for civil rights based on race, ethnicity and sex. But in recent years, the gay rights movement has emerged as a major force in Western cultures, even displacing the other civil rights movements from center stage in the battle for civil and human rights. This course offers an examination of the birth and growth of the gay rights movement. Intermingled throughout the course will be attention to contemporary sites of contention, such as gays in the military, the right to marry, freedom from discrimination in employment and family formation, and protection against hate crimes and more subtle forms of gay-bashing. Current issues will be placed in their historical context. The political, legal, and sociocultural dimensions of the struggle will be
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Name: Ralph Bolton
Online Course: No
Affiliation: Pomona College
Field: Cultural
Material Type: Syllabus
Course Level: Advanced
Student Type: Graduate
Class Size: Up to 20
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