Michael E. Guest didn't expect his year career at the State Department to end like this. But after three years of petitioning Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her senior management team to change policies that apply to same-sex partners of foreign service officers—and getting no results—he decided to quit. During his retirement ceremony in the State Department treaty room on Nov. Guest, an openly gay man, was referring to regulations that deny gay and lesbian partners the same rights afforded to heterosexual spouses.
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Although the Stonewall riots on June 28, , are generally considered the impetus of the modern gay liberation movement,   a number of demonstrations of civil resistance took place prior to that date. These actions, often organized by local homophile organizations but sometimes spontaneous, addressed concerns ranging from anti-gay discrimination in employment and public accommodations to the exclusion of homosexuals from the United States military to police harassment to the treatment of homosexuals in revolutionary Cuba. The early actions have been credited with preparing the gay community for Stonewall and contributing to the riots' symbolic power. Because a common focus of was employment discrimination, Mattachine Society of Washington founder Frank Kameny wanted to portray homosexuals as "presentable and 'employable'".
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Gay support groups and gay support organizations are critical, especially for people who, initially, find it difficult to come out as gay and can benefit from the support of others. Gay support groups and organizations work to support people of minority sexuality such as gay, lesbian, queer, transgender and bisexual. Some gay support organizations are specifically dedicated to supporting individuals while others focus on rights issues and gay politics as well. There are also groups that support parents of gay children.
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