LGBTQ Location

  • Society of Human Rights in Chicago

    country's earliest gay rights organization
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  • The Mattachine Society

    The first national gay rights organization, formed by Harry Hay who is considered to be the founder of the gay rights movement.
  • The Daughter of Bilitis

    the first lesbian-rights organization in the united states and was established in San Fransico.
  • Illinois decriminalizes homosexual acts

    Illinois is the first state to decriminalize homosexual acts between consenting adults in private.
  • the National Transsexual Counseling Unit

    the first trangender organization that was established in San Fransico
  • The Stonewall Riots

    Transform the gay rights movement from one limited to a smaller group of activists into a widespread protest for equal rights and acceptance.
  • American Psychiatric Association

    removes homosexuality from its official list of mental disorders.
  • March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay rights in DC

    about 75,000 people participated in the march. Largest political gathering in support for LGBT rights to date.
  • Wisconsin

    First state to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
  • Berkley, California

    First city to offer its employees domestic-partnership benefits.
  • "Dont ask Dont Tell" march

    800,000 to 1 million marched on Washington for the LGBT movement in response to the "dont ask dont tell"
  • Vermont

    the first state to legally recognize civil unions between gay or lesbian couples.
  • Equal Rights in Workplace

    the House of Reps approves bill ensuring equal rights in the workplace for gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals.
  • NBA

    Jason Collins of the NBA Washington's Wizards announces in Sports illustrated that he is gay.
  • Supreme Courts denies appeals

    decline to hear appeals of rulings in Idiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin that allowed same-sex marriage.
  • President Support

    President Barack Obama endorses same-sex marriage.