Lesson series

The American LGBTQ Rights Movement

This course provides an overview of the LGBTQ rights movement. It succinctly studies the oppressive social conditions under which LGBTQ people lived throughout
the 20th century, then provides a primer on the key organizations and leaders that fought back against these conditions.

It explores the earliest gay rights organizations from the 1950s, the transition towards more radical 1970s-era “gay liberation,” the bleak days of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s, resurgent activism in the 1990s, the rise of gay marriage, transgender visibility, and a host of other important issues. 
Building a Legacy Through Knowledge.

What's included?

  • 4 Modules
  • 1 Certification
  • 4 Discussion Forums
  • 4 Videos
  • Course Workbook available

Practical approach

Our unique online academy encourages curiosity, nurtures critical thinking, and empowers students to appreciate the dynamic stories that have shaped our world.

Personal development

 Having more historical context and the ability to make the connections between the past, present and impending future put you in a better position to understand the world around you. Using this knowledge you will develop and improve your unique place in it.
Meet the instructor

Elizabeth Leiba

Elizabeth Leiba is a published writer, with a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida. She also holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Master's degree in English from Western New Mexico University, in Silver City, New Mexico.

Over the past fifteen years Elizabeth has worked as an English Professor both face to face and online for various public and private college and universities. Most recently, she has worked as the Director of Instructional Design & Innovation for Center Education Group.

Elizabeth’s newest adventure has been as an Author with her bestselling book, I'm Not Yelling: A Black Woman's Guide to Navigating the Workplace. Her second book, Protecting My Peace: A Black Woman's Guide to Ancestral Self-Care & Healing.

Elizabeth Leiba - Course Author