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'Homophile' organization New Gay Liberation Front launches
2021-09-13

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The New Gay Liberation Front—which described itself in a press release as a "homophile organization"—has launched.

"Homophile" is a term that was used by some gay and lesbian groups in the 1950s. According to the University of Missouri-Kansas City website, the term was used "to emphasize their sense of community and de-emphasize the sexual aspect of their identity that so concerned the public."

The organization stated it aims to "bring together activists from all over the US who are uniting to advocate for the rights of homosexual people and bring awareness of the harms lesbians and gay men face from modern-day issues like gay conversion therapy, increased hate crimes in the USA, and a new wave of homophobia that has emerged, thinly veiled by inclusivity and disguised as a 'human rights movement.'"

New Gay Liberation Front added that it plans "to defend homosexuality, uphold biological sex and protect single-sex spaces."

LGB Alliance USA Content Creator, musician and self-described "desister" Kurtis Tripp leads the group. Some of the other members include homelessness advocate John Worth, radical feminist/lesbian activist Zinetta Hope, advocate Donovan Cleckley and lifelong progressive/former journalist Belissa Cohen.

The organization has launched with a resource-heavy website, and an online event is planned to celebrate the launch on Sept. 19. See www.glfusa.org/.


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