chapter  11
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ByMarcia M. Gallo

The histories of our organizations provide a record of our efforts and also give us a way to evaluate the structures of queer America. This chapter highlights the social and political groups LGBTQ peoples have formed. The central argument is that our organizations are as varied and complicated as their members. Further, by using temporal frameworks, we can see that LGBTQ groups reflected their historical eras as they worked to transform stigmatized individuals into cohesive communities and collectively altered the status quo.