Frank, W. (2014). Law and the gay rights story: The long search for equal justice in a divided democracy. Rutgers University Press. Frank’s book details the history of the LGBTQ+ movement for equal rights in the U.S. Readers will focus on the following chapters:
Chapter 2: This chapter entitled, “Stonewall” focuses on the impact of the Stonewall Riots, pages 32–39.
Chapter 3: This chapter entitled, “Invisible No More” focuses on the movement to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ persons within the U.S., pages 40–60.
Chapter 7: This chapter, “The Workplace”, focuses on the movement for equal rights within the workplace, pages 111–124.
Chapter 8: In the chapter entitled, “Freedom from Violence, Freedom to Serve,” the author discusses the movement’s focus on victimization within the community and discrimination within the military, pages 125 –135.
George, M. A. (2019). Framing trans rights. Northwestern University Law Review, 114(3), 580–591. George suggests that Trans rights are the next frontier in the LGBTQ+ equal rights movement. He discusses the way in which anti-trans discrimination ramped up subsequent to the passing of marriage equality. It further expands the conversation by examining one form of action – legal advocacy.
Ogolsky, B. G., Monk, J. K., Rice, T. M., & Oswald, R. F. (2019). Personal well-being across the transition to marriage equality: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Family Psychology, 33(4), 422–432. Ogolsky, Monk, Rice, and Oswald discuss one of the major focuses of the LGBTQ+ equal rights movement – marriage equality. They conducted a study that demonstrates that one outcome related to achieving marriage equality was an increase sense of well-being.