Evolution of LGBT rights: How things change over three decades

A candlelight vigil for LGBT rights in 2011 (Photo: Melissa Bradley/The Chronicle)

(Photo: Melissa Bradley/The Chronicle)

BY JAMES NICHOLS
Huffington Post Gay Voices

From the days of the Stonewall Riots to the current battle for marriage equality across the United States, the struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights has a rich history — and is far from over.¬†However, social and political victories over the past several decades have seen LGBT individuals make gains in society that would have been considered virtually unthinkable only a generation ago.

As we move forward from LGBT History Month and into Transgender Awareness Month, we’re taking a look back on some of these landmark moments throughout the course of the modern LGBT movement — as well some of the many things that have yet to be accomplished.

Here are eight things LGBT people couldn’t do in 1985 — and seven things they still can’t do.

Read the list at Huffington Post Gay Voices

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