Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
1898 – John Beverley Nichols (9 September 1898 – 15 September 1983) was an English author, playwright, journalist, composer, and public speaker.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1980, Canada – Metro Toronto Council, the governing body of greater Toronto area, refuses to pass Metro Bill of Rights which includes sexual orientation, and substitutes a weaker declaration about being an equal opportunity employer.
1985 – In the New York City borough of Queens, parents launch a school boycott after the city allows a second-grader with AIDS to attend classes.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1992 – The Lesbian Avengers stage their first public action in the New York City borough of Queens when right-wingers attempt to suppress a multicultural “Children of the Rainbow” curriculum for elementary school children.. The Lesbian Avengers was founded in New York City by Ana Maria Simo, Sarah Schulman, Maxine Wolfe, Anne-christine D’Adesky, Marie Honan, and Anne Maguireas “a direct action group focused on issues vital to lesbian survival and visibility.” Dozens of other chapters quickly emerged worldwide, a few expanding their mission to include questions of gender, race, and class. On their first action, the Lesbian Avengers targeted right-wing attempts to suppress.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2010: Judge Virginia A. Phillips of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ruled in Log Cabin Republicans v. United States of America that the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy violates the Fifth and First Amendments to the United States Constitution. On November 2, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal indefinitely extended a temporary stay of the judgment.
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