In the 1980s, when Dr. Jesse Peel was in his 40s, he realized something startling: The gay community organizer and psychiatrist in Atlanta had lost more of his contemporaries than his aging mother at the time.
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Bisexuals have been part of the modern Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights and Liberation Movement since the mid-1960s. Bisexuals have also organized separately while continuing to be active in gay, lesbian and other progressive movements.
Kelli Peterson and two other gay students formed an extracurricular club called the Gay/Straight Alliance. With that, the three set off a furor that now involves national conservative leaders, the State Legislature and the local school board.
Turner, Lane. “After 20 Years, Judy Shepard Fights on in Son's Memory.” BostonGlobe.com, The Boston Globe, 31 Jan. 2018, www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/01/30/after-years-judy-shepard-fights-son-memory/38SEIiP7xjVgGHcJ3nQCQL/story.html.
Haring was socially conscious, and his murals often reflected his position on social issues. He sought to raise awareness of AIDS and fought against the proliferation of illegal drugs. He died of complications of AIDS at age 31.
American playwright, screenwriter, and gay rights activist whose confrontational style of advocacy, while divisive, was credited by many with catalyzing the response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States.
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