Basic Rights Oregon, a c 4 organization, was formed in out of community responses to anti-gay ballot measures that had plagued Oregon for more than 20 years. In fulfilling its mission to build power for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Oregonians, the organizations collectively known as Basic Rights Oregon have secured historic victories. Our history:. Our History.
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London Pride parade: History of gay rights in the UK - CBBC Newsround
The Pride parade in London is taking place on Saturday 6 July. Pride has been celebrated all over the world over the last few weeks. Two years ago in the UK, the Pride celebrations were particularly significant as marked the year anniversary since it stopped being illegal for two men to be in a relationship in England and Wales. This is called the decriminalisation of homosexuality, and meant that this wasn't going to be a crime anymore. The law changed in Northern Ireland and Scotland later, but it was never illegal for two women. Even though the law changed in the UK, it is still illegal to be gay in some parts of the world.
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Earlier this week, the government apologised to men who were convicted of engaging in consensual same-sex activity prior to the decriminalisation in While the decriminalisation came 25 years ago, the battle to end the inequality of LGBT people in Ireland dates back long before that. One of the first notable actions against the crimality of homoesxuality was led by David Norris, who at the time was a lecturer in English at Trinity College Dublin. The movement was known as the Campaign for Homosexual Law Reform. It aimed to decriminalise homosexuality in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
State and territory governments adopt variations of the UK's anti-homosexual laws. This focuses attention in the state on gay rights and police violence. The Advertiser newspaper calls for reform. The age of consent is equalised.