Originally published on Catalyst. What a day to make us feel such pride! We're celebrating the Supreme Court ruling legalizing marriage for all Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation. Here are the activists who have helped us get here.
Gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustin pardoned by California governor
The gay rights movement in the United States has seen huge progress in the last century, and especially the last two decades. Laws prohibiting homosexual activity have been struck down; lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are now allowed to serve openly in the military transgender individuals were allowed to serve openly from until March , when a new ban was put in place. And same-sex couples can now legally get married and adopt children in all 50 states. But it has been a long and bumpy road for gay rights proponents, who are still advocating for employment, housing and transgender rights. During his U.
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California pardoned a gay civil rights leader. Activists want clemency for more LGBTQ+ prisoners
The California governor has launched an initiative to grant clemency to people historically prosecuted for being gay, starting with a posthumous pardon for Bayard Rustin , a celebrated gay civil rights leader. Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Wednesday that his office would pardon Rustin, who died in , and also allow others subjected to this kind of discriminatory policing to apply for clemency. Rustin, who also helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and who was given a posthumous presidential medal of freedom by Barack Obama, was sentenced to 60 days in jail and forced to register as a sex offender after his arrest. Some activists and civil rights attorneys, however, said they were eager to see the governor move beyond largely symbolic measures — and address the harms facing queer and transgender people incarcerated today.
He was a leading activist of the early — civil-rights movement, helping to initiate a Freedom Ride to challenge with civil disobedience racial segregation on interstate busing. He recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Rustin became a leading strategist of the civil rights movement from to He was the chief organizer of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which was headed by A.