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Social Stratification and Homosexuality

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Social Stratification and Homosexuality Gays and lesbians, especially in the last 20 years, have actively sought to end what they perceive as  prejudice and discrimination against them based on their sexual orientation. They have worked at all  levels of society to change laws, fight job discrimination and harassment, eliminate homophobia and  gay bashing (that is, violence directed toward homosexuals), lobby for funding to fight the AIDS virus,  and educate the public about homosexuality and homosexuals. Although many gays and lesbians  believe they have come a long way toward achieving their goals, others believe they still have much  work to do before achieving true “gay liberation.” The  gay rights movement , as it is popularly known today, came into full swing with the 1969  Stonewall riot. The New York police had a long history of targeting patrons of gay bars for 
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