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Virtual Equality: The Gay & Lesbian Movement

Program #VAIU001. Recorded in Denver, CO on March 02, 1996.

One's sexual preference or orientation has been elevated to a hot-button political issue. Anti-gay initiatives and amendments are introduced in various state legislatures and city councils. Self- appointed protectors of public morality, citing theological texts, rage against the evils of homosexuality. Despite vilification, stereotyping and sometimes violence, gays have emerged from the closet, never to return.

Speaker(s):

Urvashi Vaid

Urvashi Vaid, a native of India, is a community organizer and attorney. She was the Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force. She was named one of Time Magazine's "50 for the Future," a list of America's most promising leaders age forty and under. Her book Virtual Equality was critically acclaimed. She is Director of the Policy Institute in New York.

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