LGBTQ+ Rights, essential vocabulary
Introduction: Remembering how the fights for LGBTQ+ rights started: the Stonewall Riots
Document 1 : LGBTQ people's mistreatment in prison
The particular example of gay acceptance in the US army today
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Enacted in 1994, the US « Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell » policy prevented military officers from asking service members about their sexual orientation while homosexual service members were not allowed to talk about their sexual orientation. This policy prevented openly homosexual people from enrolling in the armed forces. In 2011, the policy was repealed by Congress and barack Obama. President D. Trump reinstated « Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell » for transgender soldiers in 2019.
Exercice de synthèse de documents
(a) Prenez connaissance du dossier proposé, composé des documents A, B et C non hiérarchisés, et traitez en anglais le sujet suivant (300 mots maximum ; 16 points) :
Say what the documents reveal about the general treatement of LGBTQ+ people in the USA and how their situation is evolving.
(b) Translate the text which presents the « Don’t tell, don’t ask » policy (4 points)
Document 1: HISTORY OF THE LGBT+ MOVEMENT
HISTORY OF THE LGBT+ MOVEMENT Match the dates and time periods with the events and developments.
a) being gay prohibited
b) gay marriage equality legal throughout the U.S.
c) famous gay philosopher
d) gay marriage legalized in a U.S. state
e) homosexuality legal in one U.S. state
f) protest movement launched in the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar
g) first gay rights demonstration
h) AIDS hits the gay community i) gay celebrity on magazine cover
The Sixteenth Century ___
Colonial America ___
The Twentieth Century ___
June 28, 1969 ___
The 1980s ___
The Present ___