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LGBT organizations in USA as interest groups: Characteristics and influence

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Author(s): Antonić Slobodan

Journal: Sociologija
ISSN 0038-0318

Volume: 54;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 437;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: LGBT movement | lobbying | political correctness | social struggle | power

ABSTRACT
This paper provides an overview of the major LGBT organizations in the U.S., their organizational resources, and ways to influence politicians and the media. LGBT movement during the 1990s, completed its transition from liberationist and the system outside position, to the lobbyist and system insider position. The paper discusses the criticism dissidents from LGBT movement consider the alienation of LGBT establishment of the true interests of its membership. At the end of the article LGBT movement and its organizations are considered from the point of success in achieving the goals and compared with the achievements and impact of counter-movement of Christian traditionalists.
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