Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (lgbt) people in the united states may face legal and social challenges not experienced by non-lgbt residents. Many lgbt rights in the united states have been legalized by the united states supreme court, but they continue to vary by jurisdiction, and discrimination in jobs and housing is still legal in most states. the gay rights movement in the united states began in the 1920s and saw huge progress in the 2000s, with laws prohibiting homosexual activity. Gay rights laws in america have evolved to allow but in some cases ban rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people on a range of issues, including marriage, hospital visitation, adoption. gay rights movement, also called homosexual rights movement or gay liberation movement, civil rights movement that advocates equal rights for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transsexuals seeks to eliminate sodomy laws barring homosexual acts between consenting adults and calls for an end to discrimination against gay men and lesbians in employment, credit lending,. Stephen donaldson (19461996), early bisexual lgbt rights activist founder of the first american gay students organization, first person to fight a discharge from the u. Military for homosexuality, also an important figure in the modern bisexual rights movement. Issued a nonbinding declaration in favor of gay rights that gained the support of more than 80 countries at the u. Endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian, and transgender people for the first time, by passing a resolution that was backed by the u. January 13 the united states supreme court rules in one, inc. Olesen that one the homosexual magazine was not an obscene publication. Lgbt rights organisations and very large lgbt communities have been built across the uk, most notably in brighton, which is widely regarded as the uks unofficial gay capital, with other large communities in london, manchester, birmingham, bristol, leeds, liverpool, newcastle upon tyne, edinburgh and southampton which all have gay villages and host annual pride festivals. Public opinion on adoption rights for same-sex couples in the u.