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  • First Gay Rights Group

    The Society For Human Rights was created by Henry Gerber in Chicago. He was later fired from his job and the group was shut down by the police.
  • First Lesbian Rights Group (USA)

    Daughters of Bilitis was the first lesbian rights group in the US, formed in San Fransisco and meant to provide a safe space for women, protect them, and educate them about homosexuality.
  • First State To Decriminalize Homosexuality

    in 1961 Illinois was the first US state to change the illegality of homosexuality.
  • Stonewall Riots

    Stonewall Riots
    June 28th, 1969, police raided the stonewall inn in Greenwich, New York, for the last time. a rebellion took form, and the police were eventually fought back against instead of the opposite. this night sparked a big part of the LGBTQ2+ rights movement. learn more here!
  • First Pride Parade!

    First Pride Parade!
    to mark the one year since the Stonewall riots, a march in the streets were held, which at the time called the Christopher Street Liberation Day March.
  • Being Gay Is Offically Not A Mental Disorder

    December 15, 1973, homosexuality is finally removed from the official list of mental disorders.
  • The Pride Flag

    The Pride Flag
    the og pride flag is first designed and used! (the very first by gilbert baker, flown during pride month 1978)
  • First Homosexual Man Elected to a Political Office

    First Homosexual Man Elected to a Political Office
    in 1978 Harvey Milk became the first openly gay man to be elected to a political office- the Governor of California.
  • The First March on Washington for Gay & Lesbian Rights

    since the first march in 1979, LGBTQIAP2+ people and allies have also marched on Washington multiple other times, including 1987, 1993, 2000, and 2009. The goal was to have the Five Demands accepted - view them here
  • WI First State to Criminalize Discrimination Against Sexuality

    march 2nd, 1982 - Wisconsin becomes the first US state to make it illegal to discriminate against sexuality.
  • First National Coming Out Day!

    The first National Coming Out Day was started by Richard Eichberg and Jean O’Leary. October 11th was chosen to honor the second march on Washington in 1987, which is considered to be a big turn in the LGBT+ rights movement.
  • MA is First State to Make Homosexual Marriage Legal!

    May 17th, 2004, homosexual couples are finally able to legally marry in Massachusetts, USA!
  • First Trans Day of Visibility

    first created by Rachel Crandall - a trans activist, the TDoV is a day to celebrate and honor all transgender and non binary* people across the world. Building will sometimes be lit up in pink and blue, and most LGBT2+ organizations acknowledge and host celebrations on this day. The day is a bit of the opposite of the Trans Day of Remembrance in November, TDoV's purpose to honor and love the living whilst the day of remembrance is to honor and remember the dead.
  • Affirming Diversity/Multi Culture Education

    June 30th, 2009, the Affirming Diversity/Multi Culture Education In The Public Schools bill is passed, the goal being to help keep LGBT and racially diverse students stay safe!
  • First Trans Girl Scout

    First Trans Girl Scout
    in 2011 Girl Scouts of the USA officially allows trans girls into the program. today they also allow enby, trans, and gender non conforming people in as well! "We also recognize that gender is not binary—people don’t identify only as boys or girls. We welcome children from across the gender spectrum: those who identify as transgender, agender, androgynous, etc., and those who are in transition or questioning their gender identity." source
  • Dont Ask, Dont Tell Law is Repealed

    The Dont Ask, Dont Tell Law is taken back and queer (homosexual) people can serve in the United States Military.

    The first countries to legalize gay* marriage were The Netherlands (2000), Belgium (2003), and Canada (2005). The United States legalized it in 2015 - one of the most late before Columbia (2016), Australia, Germany, and Malta (2017). This was a huge win for the LGBT2+ community, and even though it was in recent times it was incredibly important and changed the lives of many people. :)
  • Homosexual Couples Can Adopt

    March 31st, 2016, it is finally legal for homosexual couples to adopt children in all US states! :DD
  • First Trans "Soldier"

    The first transgender person is allowed to serve in the United States military! This right was later revoked by a certain president but again legalized by Joe Biden shortly after he took office.