Timeline: Important events in LGBTQ history

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Turner DeArmond

[TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Container][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1914″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Medical article says participation in women’s suffrage movement due to homosexuality” event_titlealign=”left” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]The doctors that wrote the article said that, although not all women’s rights activists were lesbians, they were “attempting to invade a man’s sphere,” which, they said, indicated sexual deviance.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1917″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”US law changed to ban LGBT citizens from entering country” event_titlealign=”right” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]A law regulating immigration into the United States a is changed to prevent “persons with abnormal sexual instincts” from entering the country.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323366″ custompost_name=”Founding of the first gay rights group”][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1931″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Media coverage” event_titlealign=”left” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]A drag ball is described as the “coming out of new debutantes into gay society” by The Baltimore Afro-American.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1941″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”LGBTQ individuals become part of mobilization for WWII” event_titlealign=”right” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]Moving  away from small towns and out of parent supervision, being in the military was the first chance to explore homosexual feelings for many men and women. After this “awakening,” many could not go back to life as it was before, and so gay communities in San Francisco and New York grew immensely.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1942″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”LGBTQ individuals barred from entry into the military” event_titlealign=”right” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]In an attempt to exclude gay men from serving in the military, officials work with psychiatrists to develop a system to identify them upon application/ drafting.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323648″ custompost_name=”The Kinsey study”][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323652″ custompost_name=”The Mattachine Society”][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1952″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”The first well-known transgender individual” event_titlealign=”left” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]The publication of Christine Jorgensen’s sexual reassignment surgery became an international sensation.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1953″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Dwight D. Eisenhower bars homosexuals from working for the government” event_titlealign=”right” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]President Dwight D. Eisenhower bans homosexuals from working for the federal government by passing executive order #10450.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323848″ custompost_name=”Founding of first lesbian rights group” section_icon=””][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1957″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Groundbreaking Navy study” event_titlealign=”left” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]A study done by the Navy states that the claim that “homosexuals cannot
acceptably serve in the military” is unsupported by evidence. This study was suppressed until 1967.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1961″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Changes in Hollywood policy” event_titlealign=”left” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]Producers in Hollywood decide to allow the depiction of gay and lesbian individuals, as long as the filmmakers and actors treat the matters with “care, discretion, and restraint.”[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323849″ custompost_name=”Illinois legalizes ” section_icon=””][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323850″ custompost_name=”The Stonewall riots” section_icon=””][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1972″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Baker v. Nelson” event_titlealign=”right” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]In a Minnesota Supreme Court case, court officials rule that a state law limiting marriage to same-sex couples is not unconstitutional. The Supreme Court waved an appeal, setting the precedent of denying marriage to same-sex couples.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1973″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”American Psychology Association declaration” event_titlealign=”right” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]The American Psychology Association decides that homosexuality is not a mental disorder.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323851″ custompost_name=”First LGBTQ legistlator” section_icon=””][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323852″ custompost_name=”First March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights” section_icon=””][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1981″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”First cases of AIDS” event_titlealign=”left” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]For the first time, doctors document cases of what is first known as GRID (Gay-Related Immune Deficiency). The disease’s name is later changed to AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome).[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1982″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Wisconsin passes first gay civil rights bill” event_titlealign=”right” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]Wisconsin becomes the first state in the U.S. to enact a law which prevents bias in housing, employment and public accommodations.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1985″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Rock Hudson garners national attention for AIDS” event_titlealign=”left” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]Rock Hudson, an actor, tells the public that he has AIDS, causing widespread attention from the public on the AIDS epidemic.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1986″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Bowers v. Hardwick” event_titlealign=”right” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]In Bowers v. Hardwick, the U.S. Supreme Court declares sodomy laws that targeted homosexuals to be constitutional.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323854″ custompost_name=”Second March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights” section_icon=””][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1988″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”First national Coming Out Day” event_titlealign=”left” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]The first national Coming Out Day is observed on October 11.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1990″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”GLSTN Founded” event_titlealign=”left” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]The Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network (GLSTN) is founded[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1993″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Minnesota passes first law banning transgender discrimination” event_titlealign=”left” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]Minnesota becomes the first state in the U.S. to pass a law prohibiting discrimination against transgender individuals.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323868″ custompost_name=”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” section_icon=””][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event event_date=”1996″ event_dateicon=”dashicons-calendar” event_title=”Clinton signs the Defense of Marriage Act” event_titlealign=”right” event_icon=”” link_icon=””]President Bill Clinton signs the Defense of Marriage Act, which states that, should gay marriage be legalized, states would be allowed to disregard same-sex marriages performed in other states and deny federal benefits to same-sex couples.[/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Event][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323874″ custompost_name=”Lawrence v. Texas” section_icon=””][TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Section section=”323875″ custompost_name=”Obergefell v. Hodges” section_icon=””][/TS_VCSC_Timeline_CSS_Container]