The LGBTQ and African American rights movements relate and differ in several ways. One way they relate is that they both were discriminated against when it came to jobs. Many business owners did not hire people if they were African American or LGBT.
Also, if an LGBTQ person was hired and their sexuality was not known until after they were already working, many businesses would fire them. A difference between the two groups would be that African Americans were payed more attention to as many bills were passed against discrimination against them. The LGBTQ community was generally ignored. Another similarity would be that when it came to discrimination in these groups, several public supporting figures were assassinated. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot on a balcony by a white man since he was supporting African American’s and figures like Harvey Milk were shot as well. He was a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors responsible for introducing a gay rights ordinance protecting gays and lesbians from being fired from their jobs. Milk also lead a successful campaign against Proposition 6, an initiative forbidding homosexual teachers. He was later assassinated based on his actions.