• Atlanta Gay Rights Alliance banner in gay pride parade, Atlanta, Georgia, June 25, 1977.

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    Atlanta Gay Rights Alliance banner in gay pride parade, Atlanta, Georgia, June 25, 1977
    • Date
    • 1977 June 25
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; McClendon, Jerome
    • Description
    • Newspaper caption attached to print verso: "Gay men and women demonstrating for rights legislation in Atlanta in summer of 1977." Verso stamped "Jerome McClendon," "Jun 25 1977," "Jun 26 1977," "Thu Dec 13... more
      Newspaper caption attached to print verso: "Gay men and women demonstrating for rights legislation in Atlanta in summer of 1977." Verso stamped "Jerome McClendon," "Jun 25 1977," "Jun 26 1977," "Thu Dec 13 1979 J / C.," and "Thu Jan 1 1981 I / E." Marchers carry large banner that reads "March for gay rights. We demand: National gay rights legislation; Atlanta gay rights ordinance. Atlanta Gay Rights Alliance." less
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    • Photograph by Jerome McClendon. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
    • Partner
    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

  • Gay rights activists protest Anita Bryant's anti-gay campaign, during her participation in the Southern Baptist Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, June 1978.

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    Gay rights activists protest Anita Bryant's anti-gay campaign, during her participation in the Southern Baptist Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, June 1978
    • Date
    • 1978 June
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Cruce, Calvin
    • Description
    • Print verso inscribed "Anita Bryant protestors," and stamped "Calvin Cruce" and "Constitution June 12 1978." Sign reads "Anita Bryant, bigot of the year."
    • Rights
    • Photograph by Calvin Cruce. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
    • Partner
    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
    • Contributing Institution
    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

  • Gay Pride march and rally at the State Capitol, Atlanta, Georgia, June 26, 1982.

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    Gay Pride march and rally at the State Capitol, Atlanta, Georgia, June 26, 1982
    • Date
    • 1982 June 26
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Mangiafico, Nancy
    • Description
    • Newspaper assignment sheet attached to print verso identifies photographer Nancy Mangiafico: "Gay Pride march; rally at the Capitol." One marcher carries sign that reads "Mt dad's 'gay' and I love him dearly. I'm pr... more
      Newspaper assignment sheet attached to print verso identifies photographer Nancy Mangiafico: "Gay Pride march; rally at the Capitol." One marcher carries sign that reads "Mt dad's 'gay' and I love him dearly. I'm proud of my dad." less
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    • Photograph by Nancy Mangiafico. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

  • Gay rights activists protest Mayor Maynard Jackson's veto of the city's domestic partner benefits legislation, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2, 1993.

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    Gay rights activists protest Mayor Maynard Jackson's veto of the city's domestic partner benefits legislation, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2, 1993
    • Date
    • 1993 July 2
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Arroyo, Nick
    • Description
    • Newspaper assignment sheet attached to print verso identifies photographer Nick Arroyo: "Mayor Maynard Jackson, back from Europe where he vetoed by overseas fax a new law that extended city benefits to the domestic partners of municipal employee... more
      Newspaper assignment sheet attached to print verso identifies photographer Nick Arroyo: "Mayor Maynard Jackson, back from Europe where he vetoed by overseas fax a new law that extended city benefits to the domestic partners of municipal employees, meets the public, including gay and lesbian leaders who are mad as hell and threatening to demonstrate in Maynard's face all of the remaining six months in his term. ... Caption: Gays protesting Mayor Maynard Jackson at City Hall." less
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    • Photograph by Nick Arroyo. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

LGBT movements undertake a wide variety of political action and cultural activities, reflecting their varying goals as well as differing viewpoints and strategies.  These may include demonstrations, marches, and lobbying; groups and events supporting community development; publication of magazines, films, and literature; academic work; and other activities.  Also, there are opponents of LBGT rights and acceptance that employ their own activist approaches.