GAY HISTORY

This Is How We Fought For Gay Rights During The ’80s And ’90s

Pride Month is well underway, which means gay men across the country have been peeling off their shirts and pounding back shots while blasting Cher’s latest album. But in addition to the parties and parades, Pride is also a time to remember how far we’ve come in our fight for equality, as well as how far we have left to go.

Last week, we shared this amazing compilation of vintage news clips from the 1970s that showed the faces of the men and women behind the early gay rights struggle. Now, we’ve found more clips to show you, these ones documenting the issues that faced the LGBT community in the 1980s and 1990s, including the AIDS crises, immigration issues for gay people, hate crimes laws, the implementations of DOMA and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and more.

Check out this collection of news clips about the gay rights movement from the 1980s.

And here are more clips from the 1990s.