Before the 1900s to The Suffragettes
1915 – Albert D. J. Cashier (December 25, 1843 – October 10, 1915) dies. Born Jennie Irene Hodgers, he was an Irish-born immigrant who served as a male soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He lived as a man in Illinois, voted in elections and later claimed a veteran’s pension. On May 5, 1911, Cashier was moved to the Soldier and Sailors home in Quincy, Illinois. He lived there as a man until his mind deteriorated and was moved to the Watertown State Hospital for the Insane in March 1913. Attendants at the Watertown discovered his female body when giving him a bath, at which point he was forced to wear a dress.
1936, Germany – The Reich Central Office for Combatting Abortion and Homosexuality forms. The main function was to gather data on homosexuals that led to arrests. Through 1945, an estimated 100,000 gay men were arrested and sent to concentration camps or prison, wearing the pink triangle. When the camps were liberated, they were not freed but sent to prison from the camps until the anti-gay Paragraph 175 was repealed in 1968. There is little data on the number of lesbians arrested though it is known that they had to wear the black triangle. German lesbians were usually sent to Spring of Life homes for impregnation. Jewish lesbians were sent to their deaths in the camps.
The Friends of Dorothy Era and The Hayes Code
1949 – Newsweek Magazine publishes a story entitled “Queer People,” calling gays perverts and comparing them to exhibitionists and sexual sadists. It challenged the idea that homosexuals hurt no one but themselves.
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
1971 – Seven lesbians, including Barbara Gittings, break new ground on U.S. television when they appear on The David Susskind Show
1973, Canada – Toronto City council passes a resolution banning discrimination in municipal hiring on the basis of sexual orientation. It’s the first such legislation in Canada.
A motion picture called The Rose, starring Bette Midler as a self-destructive 1960s Rock star, (transparently based on Janis Joplin) premieres in Los Angeles. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Frederic Forrest), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Bette Midler, in her screen debut), Best Film Editing and Best Sound. Also in the movie: David Keith as the groupie fish out of water character, who would later play Elvis in “Heartbreak Hotel”
The Genderfuck Apathetics vs Yuppies : Aids the new STD on the list
1987 – Two thousand gay and lesbian couples exchange vows in a mass wedding held on the steps of the I.R.S. building in Washington, DC
on the USA LP Charts, #3 Whitney by Whitney Houston and the Soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” jumped from 12 to 7,
90s: Listserves and Email distribution replaces telephone trees for activism
1990: Members of the London-based LGBT rights group OutRage held a kiss-in at Brief Encounter, a gay pub that previously banned same-sex kissing. A month prior to the kiss-in, the organization delivered a formal letter of complaint to the pub in an effort to lift the ban.
1995: Romer v. Evans went to trial and the U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments. A landmark legal battle, it was the first Supreme Court case to address issues of LGBT rights since 1986 when the Court deemed legislation criminalizing sodomy constitutional. In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court overturned 1992 legislation that “forbid state and local governments from passing laws to ban discrimination against gays.” Romer vs. Evans laid the foundation for the historic Lawrence v. Texas case years later.
1996, Argentina – The city of Buenos Aires enacts legislation banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and repeals laws that allowed police to arrest lesbians and gay men and hold them without charge for 24 hours.
1997: The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) took part in the National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights, involving around twenty congregations. Within this same time period, MCC founder Reverend Elder Perry oversaw a massive commitment ceremony in conjunction with this event for over 2,000 gay and lesbian couples.
1998: Prominent British actor, broadcaster and lesbian activist Jackie Forster passed away. Following her coming out in 1969, she joined the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and later became a founding member of London’s Gay Liberation Front. She was immortalized by the LGBT rights group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as “Saint Jackie of the Eternal Mission to Lay Sisters” in 1994.
Post 9/11 – From “gay and lesbian” to “lesbigay” to “Lgbt/Lgbtq/Lgbtq2”
2008 – In Kerrigan v. Commissioner of Public Health, the Connecticut Supreme Court rules in a 4-3 vote that the state’s constitution protects the right to same-sex marriage.
2010, Serbia – A thousand people march in the second Belgrade Pride parade, drawing 6000 violent anti-gay protestors.
After Elton John had complained about two articles on “The secrets of tax avoiders”, published by The Times in June of this year, Britain’s High Court ruled that the singer was not libeled by the newspaper because he was not directly linked to the story.
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/10/10/marvel-lgbt-supehero-moments-iconic-trailblazing/4 joyously queer Marvel comics moments that need to make it to the big screenThere aren’t many LGBT+ superheroes in films, and fans probably wish for Marvel to include more of its queer comics moments on screen.www.pinknews.co.uk
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/We-II-do-everything-in-our-power-to-ensure-the-anti-LGBT-I-bill-is-passed-Anglican-Bishops-1376278We’II do everything in our power to ensure the anti-LGBT I+ bill is passed – Anglican BishopsBishops of the Anglican Church have described homosexuality as unrighteousness in the sight of God.www.ghanaweb.com
https://www.pennlive.com/life/2021/10/new-historical-markers-at-harrisburg-capitol-complex-will-honor-central-pa-lgbt-activist.htmlNew historical markers at Harrisburg capitol complex will honor central Pa. LGBT activist – pennlive.comThe markers will be unveiled at the capitol complex in Harrisburg on Oct. 10, honoring the contributions of two men to the cause of LGBT rights in Pennsylvania.www.pennlive.com
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/thefreethinker/2021/10/n-carolinas-fool-of-a-lt-governor-calls-lgbt-people-filth/N Carolina’s fool of a Lt Governor calls LGBT people ‘filth’ | Barry DukeREPUBLICAN Mark Robinson, above, a devout Christian and fiery preacher, has been in the job for less than a year, but in that time has succeeded inwww.patheos.com
https://inews.co.uk/sport/football/newcastle-united-takeover-lgbt-group-new-owners-positive-influence-saudi-arabia-1239299Newcastle takeover can ‘improve conditions’ for LGBT community in Saudi Arabia, claims supporters’ groupThe United With Pride group believes the takeover is a chance to influence the policies in a country where homosexuality is still illegalinews.co.uk
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/10/hot-bisexuals-begun-phone-banking-kyrsten-sinema/“Hot” Bisexuals have begun phone banking against Kyrsten Sinema / LGBTQ Nation“Cuff your jeans, grab your iced coffee, take your SSRI, and sit sideways in your chair,” the activists organizing the phone bank said. “We’ve got to let Sinema know that representation isn’t colorful wigs and great eyeliner…www.lgbtqnation.com
https://www.leoweekly.com/2021/10/savage-love-this-reader-says-straight-guys-leading-gay-guys-on-for-attention-is-repulsive/Savage Love: This Reader Says Straight Guys Leading Gay Guys On For Attention Is Repulsive – LEO WeeklyQuickie questions and reader responses for Dan Savage.www.leoweekly.com
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/10/world/afghanistan-gay-man-whatsapp-messages-cec/index.htmlGay Afghan hiding from the Taliban: These WhatsApp messages show his terror – CNNHiding in a basement in Kabul, he feared for his life if exposed by the Taliban. While activists worked to help him flee Afghanistan, he ventured outside only when wearing a mask and sunglasses.www.cnn.com
https://daily.jstor.org/how-gay-marielitos-changed-immigration/How Gay Marielitos Changed Immigration – JSTOR DailyIn 1980, the policy of denying entry into the US based on homosexuality ran smack into anticommunism.daily.jstor.org
so he was straight but did gay sex work….
https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Some-people-become-gay-through-poverty-Man-who-was-gay-for-20-years-1376218Some people become gay through poverty – Man who was gay for 20 years• A former homosexual says poverty causes people to go into the actwww.ghanaweb.com
https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/08/turkish-court-acquits-students-of-organising-2019-gay-pride-marchTurkish court acquits students of organising 2019 gay pride march | EuronewsThe court said that the students’ actions in Ankara did not constitute any crime.www.euronews.com
https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/dear-deidre/7823577/cheat-lesbian-wife-with-man/I am scared to come clean about cheating on my lesbian wife by kissing a manDEAR DEIDRE: ALTHOUGH my wife and I have a very happy lesbian marriage, I’m worried I’ve thrown it all away by kissing a man twice on a night out. I’m 32 and my wife is 34 . I think she might leave…www.thescottishsun.co.uk
Today in LGBT History by Ronni Sanlo