Sociopolitical antecedents to Stonewall: analysis of the origins of the gay rights movement in the United States.

@article{Poindexter1997SociopoliticalAT,
  title={Sociopolitical antecedents to Stonewall: analysis of the origins of the gay rights movement in the United States.},
  author={Cynthia Cannon Poindexter},
  journal={Social work},
  year={1997},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={607-15}
}
The 1969 Stonewall riot in New York City is widely celebrated as the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. However, the social changes that followed were possible only because of a decades-long indigenous organization. This article examines three traditional organizational theories on social action movements and applies Aldon Morris's analytical framework for understanding collective social action to the emergence of the modern U.S. gay civil rights movement. The author concludes that… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…