26 2024

7pm - LGBT+ Rights in the US - KJA

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Knoxville Jewish Alliance 6800 Deane Hill Dr SW
Knoxville, TN

Contact Anna Iroff-Bailey

LGBT Rights in the United States: A Retrospective 55 Years After Stonewall with Dale Rosenberg 

The Stonewall Inn riot in June 1969 is often seen as the catalyst for the gay rights movement, sparking significant change for LGBT individuals in the U.S. Despite facing both successes and setbacks, the community has vigorously campaigned for equal rights, with increased visibility from the AIDS epidemic, influential gay celebrities, transgender advocates, and nationwide battles for military and marriage equality.

  • How did LGBT+ people achieve the rights they’ve won? 
  • Who were allies and who were enemies?
  • Who switched sides along the way?
  • How have some federal administrations and some state legislatures tried to roll back LGBT+ rights and how successful have they been? 
  • What has the role of organized religion been, on both sides of this struggle?

Dale Rosenberg lived in New York City – the center of much of lesbian and gay rights activism – for several decades and participated in the movement in a variety of ways. She weaves overall history and personal experience together in this lecture and multi-media presentation.

Sponsor: Knoxville Jewish Alliance and Knox Pride