Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1932 –Ann Bannon (pseudonym of Ann Weldy, born September 15, 1932) is born. She is an American author who, from 1957 to 1962, wrote six lesbian pulp fiction novels known as The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. The books’ enduring popularity and impact on lesbian identity has earned her the title “Queen of Lesbian Pulp Fiction”. Ann Bannon retired from teaching and college administration at California State University, Sacramento in 1997
1950s The Decade the public learned heterosexual women wanted sex
The Civil Rights 60s: When the Boomers were under 30
September 15, 1962
A Chinese newspaper reports what it calls “ugly displays”, as teens have been seen dancing The Twist in Maoming Cultural Park.
1969: Gay Power, “New York’s First Homosexual Newspaper” and the first publication to emerge from the post-Stonewall movement, publishes its premiere issue. Gay Power,New York’s first gay newspaper and the first publication to emerge from the post-Stonewall movement, publishes its premiere issue. Gay Powerwas a biweekly newspaper edited by John Heys. It covered the culture and politics of the New York gay scene through a very personal vision. Each issue featured psychedelic covers and centerfolds and one of its covers was created by Robert Mapplethorpe. The newspaper also contained illustrations by Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, as well as regular contributors as Arthur Bell, Taylor Mead, Charles Ludlam, Pudgy Roberts, Bill Vehr, Pat Maxwell, Clayton Cole and regular columns from all of the active gay activists groups, from the most conservative Mattachine Society to the most radical The Gay Liberation Front, and all the other groups in between.
Feminist, Gay Liberation and Lesbian Separatists: Civil Rights
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1980, Canada – A Toronto Board of Education subcommittee to look into establishing a liaison between the Board and the gay and lesbian community caves from pressure from fundamentalist Christian groups, and votes to disband. It was the committee’s very first meeting.
In southern California, Queen played the Inglewood Forum in their last U.S. concert with Freddie Mercury.
1988: ACT UP protests MoMA’s show of graphic photos of people with AIDS by celebrated photographer Nicholas Nixon, who was neither gay nor afflicted. “The artist makes people with AIDS look like freaks, like sickly, helpless ‘victims,’ in the most fatalistic sense of the word,” Michael Kimmelman writes in the New York Times.
Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’ became the longest running chart hit since Engelbert Humperdink’s ‘Release Me’, after spending 43 weeks on the UK singles chart.
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1992 -Homosexuality is removed from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases by the World Health Organization.
1996: The European Parliament approves a resolution calling for an end to “all discrimination and/or inequality of treatment concerning homosexuals” in every country of the European Union.
Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind 1997” tribute to Princess Diana sold more than 600,000 copies in its first day of availability in Britain and later became the biggest-selling single of all time.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
ABBA tribute acts overtook Elvis Presley impersonators in the battle of British covers singers according to a survey. The Swedish group jumped from third most tributed act in 2001 to top in 2002 with imitators like Abba Fever and Voulez Vous putting on Abba shows. Elvis dropped to number two while The Beatles dropped to three. The Performing Right Society carried out the research.
Madonna‘s children’s book “The English Roses” went on sale.
2011: The government of Australia announces new passport guidelines that will allow intersex people to select “X” as their gender identifier. Only intersex people may select X, transgender people must still select either “male” or “female”.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/s-become-twilight-zone-rise-anti-gay-attacks-unsettle-uk-advocates-rcna2009‘It’s become the “Twilight Zone” up here’: Rise in anti-gay attacks unsettle U.K. advocatesIn the early hours of Friday, June 11, three men were assaulted and subjected to homophobic abuse near a pub in Liverpool, England, by a group of teenagers,www.nbcnews.com
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/09/14/doj-investigates-georgia-prisons-after-44-inmates-died-lgbt-assaulted/8331484002/DOJ investigates Georgia prisons after 44 inmates died, LGBT assaultedAssistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke said the inquiry was sparked by alarming reports of prisoner-on-prisoner attacks, along with staff assaults.www.usatoday.com
https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-ruth-bader-ginsburg-laws-judiciary-vermont-31f461a49c2154dcf303cdd1315148b01st female LGBT federal appeals court nominee to get hearingMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering President Joe Biden’s nomination of a Vermont judge who played a role in the state’s passage of the first-in-the-nation civil unions law, a forerunner of same-sex marriage, to become the first openly LGBT woman to serve on any federal circuit court.apnews.com
https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/09/radio-interview-highlights-50th-anniversary-fgsslgbt-cornellRadio interview highlights 50th anniversary of FGSS/LGBT at Cornell | Cornell ChronicleProfessor Durba Ghosh, Professor in the Department of History, College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the 50th anniversary yearlong celebration of Cornell’s women’s studies program, now Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies (FGSS), as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) programs at Cornell.news.cornell.edu
https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/crime-pmn/s-koreas-lack-of-anti-discrimination-laws-takes-toll-on-lgbt-youth-activists-sayS.Korea’s lack of anti-discrimination laws takes toll on LGBT youth, activists say | National PostSEOUL — South Korea’s failure to pass national laws banning discrimination is taking a toll on citizens, particularly LGBT youth, a new report said on Tuesday,…nationalpost.com