The History of Sexual Freedom in America

Timeline created by asheppard42
In History
  • The Pill (oral contraception drug) Came Into Spotlight

    The Pill (oral contraception drug) Came Into Spotlight
    Technically the pill was created in 1950. Sanger, the inventor of the pill's dreams were to create an option for the women in sexual contact. In 1960 it was approved for contraceptive use. This impacted the female community to give them the freedom in a sexual act...
  • Sex Freak Out

    Sex Freak Out
    The 1970s was a big step up in sexuality freedom. There were public displays, female rebellion and a lot of open marriages. Women had been told that they were the inferior gender when it came to sexuality. Women took the streets and voting booths to protest their inequality. The 70s also gave light to non-heterosexual relationships.
  • Legalized Abortion in 30 states

    Legalized Abortion in 30 states
    Not everyone wants to be pregnant, not every can afford a child. This is a very controversial subject in America and the fact that it has been for forever is very surprising. We've gone through many sexual revolutions among several sexuality revolutions. A law passed in '73 when 30 states allowed abortion...
  • First Openly Gay American Elected for State Office

    First Openly Gay American Elected for State Office
    In Ann Arbor in 1974, Kathy Kozachenko took an early step towards LGBT power. She was claimed the first openly gay person to run for City Council. Though she was only in office for 1 year it set a stage for many gay politicians to come aboard.
  • AIDS Breakout

    AIDS Breakout
    1980 was the peek of the AIDS epidemic. AIDS was thought to be the gay community's fault for their "different" way of practicing sexual intercourse. When they found out that it was even a deeper mystery in a sexual sense, AIDS became a whole lot more scary to Americans.
  • Homosexuality Stopped Being a Mental Disorder

    Homosexuality Stopped Being a Mental Disorder
    In the '50s and '60s, therapists employed aversion therapy "cure" for homosexuality. In 1992 the health organization removed homosexuality from it's ICD classification. Although ICD-10 still carries "ego-dystonic sexual orientation":The person is not in doubt about his or her sexual preference, but "wishes it were different because of associated psychological and behavioural disorders".
  • Sexual Orientation in the Military

    Sexual Orientation in the Military
    The military excluded gay males, bosexuals and transgenders from serving their country. Since 1993 that statement has not been true. Bill Clinton signed a law commonly reffered to as the "Don't ask, Don't tell" which allowed any sexuality to join the military.
  • Same-sex Marriage Legalization Nationwide

    Same-sex Marriage Legalization Nationwide
    A divided Supreme Court on Friday ruled that same-sex couples can marry nationwide. Nearly 46 years to the day after a riot at New York's Stonewall Inn ushered in the modern gay rights movement, Kennedy's opinion spoke eloquently of the most fundamental values of family, love and liberty. "No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice and family," -Kennedy
  • Same-Sex Public Bathrooms (in California)

    Same-Sex Public Bathrooms (in California)
    Single-stall restrooms in public buildings and businesses in California may soon be open to anyone. While other states are making it tougher and more political to use the bathroom, today we can make it easier for everyone to use the bathroom by simply changing the sign on the door and allowing anyone to use it.
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    Sexual Revolution

    The sexual revolution changed the modern western world from the 1960s to the 1980s. It increased the acceptance of sex and partners and created a closer nation. There was now a normalization of the pill, homosexuality, pornography, and abortion. Some even believe that this was the second revolution, but since there was such an impact in this revolution, none can compare.