Discrimination that helped to spur activism for LGBTQ/queer rights

What was the context of discrimination that helped to spur activism for LGBTQ/queer rights beginning in the 1950s?
How did medical science both stigmatize queer people and facilitate, in positive way, the creation of queer identities?
What did queer identity look like in the 19th and early 20th centuries?
Why was the community formed in gay and lesbian bars essential in the formation of identity and community, and how does this relate to the emergence of activism in the 1960s and 1970s?
What political differences existed between the homophile movement and the gay liberation movement?
Why did the Stonewall Riot happen? What does it have to do with the emergence of a mass movement for gay rights?
What was the influence of Women’s Liberation on Gay Liberation?
How successful was the gay liberation movement, considering the rightwing backlash by the late 1970s?
Why did queer people revive their activism in the midst of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s?

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