Gay Rights Movement: Timeline & Activism


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The gay rights movement is a social movement that emerged from which era?

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1. What event is widely believed to be the point of origin for the gay rights movement?

2. During the 1980s, which of the following became a leader in AIDS activism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you quickly assess your knowledge of how the gay rights movement started, major events impacting it during the 1980s and contemporary gay rights activism. You will be expected to know about specific events relating to this movement in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The era in which the gay rights movement began
  • The event that sparked the start of the gay rights movement
  • A leader in AIDS activism during the 1980s
  • A group that employed radical tactics to raise awareness of the AIDS crisis
  • The main focus of the 21st century gay rights movement

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the evolution of the gay rights movement
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about gay rights in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the event that began the gay rights movement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the AIDS crisis

Additional Learning

To learn more about this social movement, review the accompanying lesson called Gay Rights Movement: Timeline & Lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what the gay rights movement is
  • Describe the first event that began the movement
  • Discuss the AIDS crisis and its impact on the gay rights movement
  • Provide information about current activity associated with the movement