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Gay Rights

The 20th century gay rights movement (also known as the gay liberation movement) was a civil rights movement advocating for equal rights under the law which sought to eliminate sodomy laws decriminalizing homosexuality and call for an end to discrimination against persons in employment, credit, housing, public accommodations, and other areas of life based on sexual orientation. As AIDS emerged in the 1980s, activists sought to raise awareness about the disease, raise funds for treatment and care or people with AIDS as well as combat homophobia.

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