Historical Inquiry: Gay Rights

By ced
  • The Daughters of Bilitis: Founded

    The organization was named for a book of poetry by Pierre Louys, Songs of Bilitis, which included poems about love between women.
    As the Daughters of Bilitis gained members, their focus shifted to providing support to women who were afraid to come out, by educating them about their rights and gay history.
    Founded in San Fancisco.
  • The Stone Wall Riots

    After a serise of police raids on the Stone Wall Inn, a bar in outter New York City, sparked riots from the GBLT comminity.
  • Anniversary of the Stone Wall Riots

    A year after the Stone Walls Riots marked the start of the gay pride parades throughout America.
  • The first Mardi Gras

    A Sydny gay pride parade that is a world renound dance party, celbrating the LGBT commuinity.
  • Dont Ask Dont Tell, implemented in the US army

    "Don't ask, don't tell" was the official United States policy on homosexuals serving in the military from December 21, 1993. The policy prohibited military personnel from discriminating against or harassing closeted homosexual or bisexual service members or applicants, while barring openly gay, lesbian, or bisexual persons from military service.
  • Gay rights bill passes first stage in Australian parliament

    A new bill that aims to ensure equal treatment for gay and lesbian couples in Australia has been passed by the lower house of the Federal parliament.
  • Its Ok To Be Takei

    Tennessee’s Senate has passed a bill that proposes to introduce a ban of discussing homosexuality within schools.
    George Takei takes on the Tennessee Legislature and its "Don't Say Gay" bill and gives his own name to the cause. "insted of saying gay, just say Takei, ie: I'm supportive of Takei marriage, I'm going to go to that Takei march or even we had a Takei old time"
  • Australia to allow transgender and intersex passport options

    Changes to passport rules in Australia are about to make travel a great deal easier for intersex or trans individuals.
  • Dont Ask Dont Tell ends

  • Australian transgender men win legal recognition

    Two transgender men in Australia have won the right to be legally recognised as men without undergoing sex reassignment surgery.
  • South Australian premier calls for gay marriage

    South Australia’s outgoing premier Mike Rann has called for full marriage equality.