In 2016, by generation major purchases of gay and lesbian americans in the u. In 2016 boycott of anti-lgbt supportive companies by gay and. Looking at america from outside, it is clear that it is not a place where a gay man or woman can feel safe. With brutal murders, rampant suicides, hateful leaders, and homophobic tv shows, it is clear that america, the self-proclaimed defender of equal rights, needs to stop looking at the faults of others, and focus on its own (gigantic) flaws. today, seven members of congress identify as gay or bisexual, including wisconsin sen. Tammy baldwin, who became the first openly lesbian senator in america when she was elected in 2012. The history of violence against lgbt people in the united states is made up of assaults on gay men, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender individuals (), legal responses to such violence, and hate crime statistics in the united states of america. Those targeted by such violence are believed to violate heteronormative rules and contravene perceived protocols of gender and sexual roles. gay rights laws in america have evolved to allow but in some cases ban rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption. it was hard enough picking a single most influential lgbt person for this list (and, in the end, it was a tie), so you can imagine the trouble we had narrowing down our picks to 50 and then. The phenomenon of homosexuality in todays society by paul kokoski. One would like to commend nigerias house of representatives for voting to ban gay marriage and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights. Out is the leading source covering the most famous gay people who are shaping the spheres of politics, entertainment, and culture in the world today. It wasnt until 1982 that the department of defense officially put in writing that homosexuality was incompatible with military service, when they published a dod directive stating such. According to a 1992 report by the government accounting office, nearly 17,000 men and women were discharged.