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American LGBT Milestones

1950: Homosexuals classified as perverts

1952: APA classifies homosexuality as a sociopathic personality disturbance

1967: LOOK Magazine article--The Sad Life of the Homosexual

1969: Stone Wall Riots

1973: APA removes homosexuality as mental illness

1977: Harvey Milk rise to power

1981: HIV/AIDS diagnosed in gay men

1993: Don't Ask/Don't Tell Military Policy (gays forbidden in military prior to this)

1996: Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

2003: SCOTUS overturns state laws that make gay sex illegal

2004: MA legalizes same sex marriage

2013: Supreme Court strikes down DOMA

2015: Federal Recognition of same sex marriage

Add other dates you think should go on the timeline

by Anonymousreply 58November 23, 2022 11:04 PM

March 27, 1974 - Mame is released

by Anonymousreply 1November 15, 2022 6:11 PM

1978: California voters reject the Briggs Amendment (Prop 6), which would have made it illegal for gay people to teach school

Also 1978: Harvey Milk and SF Mayor George Moscone assassinated

2022: The GQP’s attempt to exploit a moral panic about “grooming” fails miserably at the ballot box, except in Florida

by Anonymousreply 2November 15, 2022 6:14 PM

Don't forget the insidious George Crile's take on gays on CBS Reports in 1980 -- 1980! -- which basically said gays were sick people who needed either our help, or needed to be eradicated.

And Crile was basically a liberal. This meant that as late as the 1980s the mainstream media still found homosexuality deviant and reported on it as such.

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by Anonymousreply 3November 15, 2022 6:20 PM

1995: The Data Lounge goes online.

by Anonymousreply 4November 15, 2022 6:20 PM

OP seems unaware that the history of LGBT people and communities (Don't quibble in the latter term, please.) and their oppression extend back in American history than 1950.

With "milestones."

by Anonymousreply 5November 15, 2022 6:21 PM

I think you mean American Gay & Lesbian milestones, OP. The B and (especially) the T have nothing to do with those milestones.

by Anonymousreply 6November 15, 2022 6:22 PM

So, r5, why don't you do what the OP asked and add some dates yourself?

by Anonymousreply 7November 15, 2022 6:28 PM

r4 wins. A glaring and unforgivable omission, OP.

by Anonymousreply 8November 15, 2022 6:28 PM

[quote]1950: Homosexuals classified as perverts

[quote]1952: APA classifies homosexuality as a sociopathic personality disturbance

These are coming back.

by Anonymousreply 9November 15, 2022 6:34 PM

Rather, are back.

by Anonymousreply 10November 15, 2022 6:35 PM

R7, because the OP failed in her post. And your playing Karen doesn't add to anything except the record of your pussy stinking here.

Don't we have enough twats here, of whatever clit size?

by Anonymousreply 11November 15, 2022 6:36 PM

These are same sex milestones. Not “LGBT”

by Anonymousreply 12November 15, 2022 6:37 PM

Exactly. Where's the mention of Caitlyn's Vogue cover or Woman of the Year award? Or of Marsha throwing the first brick?

by Anonymousreply 13November 15, 2022 6:41 PM

June 1982 Evil Under The Sun starring Nicholas Clay's Big arse is released

by Anonymousreply 14November 15, 2022 6:42 PM

Speaking of CBS, don't forget the infamous Mike Wallace docu The Homosexuals from 1967. Clearly the network hadn't changed its views even by 1980.

by Anonymousreply 15November 15, 2022 6:46 PM

1997 - Ellen comes out on the cover of Time and her character comes out on the show

by Anonymousreply 16November 15, 2022 6:54 PM

Boys Beware.

by Anonymousreply 17November 15, 2022 6:54 PM

2012 - PrEP approved by FDA

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by Anonymousreply 18November 15, 2022 7:01 PM

1977–Billy Crystal’s Jody Dallas becomes the first major gay character on a Tv show.

by Anonymousreply 19November 15, 2022 7:07 PM

1996 - meds to convert AIDS to a chronic disease from a death sentence become available

by Anonymousreply 20November 15, 2022 7:10 PM

2022: bisexual lesbian porn

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by Anonymousreply 21November 15, 2022 7:13 PM

2026- SCOTUS Overturns Obergefell and allows states to determine legality of gay marriage

by Anonymousreply 22November 15, 2022 7:19 PM

R21, OMG! that's utterly nasty

by Anonymousreply 23November 15, 2022 7:20 PM

1951: Hostess pants introduced

by Anonymousreply 24November 15, 2022 7:22 PM

R14, hahahaha! That really does seem to be a big moment that brought so many gays together!

by Anonymousreply 25November 15, 2022 7:24 PM

1973 America meets Lance Loud.

1993 America meets Pedro Zamora

2013 America meets Edie Windsor

by Anonymousreply 26November 15, 2022 7:25 PM

I'm not American, but should Prop 8 be in there somewhere? That seemed to be a huge thing, we were always hearing about it over the pond.

by Anonymousreply 27November 15, 2022 7:28 PM

Tammy Baldwin becoming the first openly gay Senator. Call me a Mary but I cried when she was elected

Jared Polis elected the first openly gay governor

by Anonymousreply 28November 15, 2022 7:29 PM

October 14 1977 - Anita Bryant gets hit in the face with a pie

by Anonymousreply 29November 15, 2022 7:29 PM

1981: Martina Navratilova, one of the most famous athletes in the world, comes out at the height of her career.

1985: Rock Hudson dies of AIDS-related complications, becoming the most high-profile victim of the disease.

by Anonymousreply 30November 15, 2022 9:48 PM

[quote]October 14 1977 - Anita Bryant gets hit in the face with a pie

At least it was a fruit pie.

by Anonymousreply 31November 15, 2022 11:48 PM

She said at least it wasn’t a fruit pie (it looked like a creampie to me)

by Anonymousreply 32November 15, 2022 11:58 PM

Sorry, r32. I didn’t remember that but I thought it looked strange after I hit post.

Thanks, hon.

by Anonymousreply 33November 16, 2022 12:00 AM

the gays react

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by Anonymousreply 34November 16, 2022 12:04 AM

1970 - First Gay Pride parade.

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by Anonymousreply 35November 16, 2022 1:10 AM

1998: VH1 Divas Live premières.

by Anonymousreply 36November 16, 2022 2:14 AM

1972 - "That Certain Summer," a TV movie about a teenager coming to terms with his father's homosexuality, premiers on ABC

by Anonymousreply 37November 22, 2022 10:17 PM

Ed.wyn Mon.tan.lez Jr. is repeatedly stabbed in the face. The body hacked to pieces. Celebrations spontaneously erupt.

by Anonymousreply 38November 22, 2022 10:30 PM

1994 — Tom Hanks wins Oscar for Philadelphia

by Anonymousreply 39November 22, 2022 10:40 PM

1995 - Showgirls is released

by Anonymousreply 40November 22, 2022 10:50 PM

These are gay milestones, not "LGBT".

by Anonymousreply 41November 22, 2022 11:11 PM

G : LGBT :: England : UK

by Anonymousreply 42November 23, 2022 12:14 AM

R41, actually, many apply to all LGBT

by Anonymousreply 43November 23, 2022 12:18 AM

shangela on dancing with the stars

by Anonymousreply 44November 23, 2022 12:25 AM

January 1, 1978: Confirmed Bachelor and AIDS Denier Ed Koch sworn in as Mayor of New York.

by Anonymousreply 45November 23, 2022 12:47 AM

Dave Kopay, a professional running back in the NFL from 1964-1972, comes as as gay in 1975.

In 1977, he writes the bestselling book The Dave Kopay Story.

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by Anonymousreply 46November 23, 2022 12:52 AM

I meant to include that he was the first athlete to come out.

by Anonymousreply 47November 23, 2022 12:58 AM

October 14, 1977, Anita Bryant gets a pie in the face.

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by Anonymousreply 48November 23, 2022 1:31 AM

Pete won Iowa caucus.

by Anonymousreply 49November 23, 2022 1:48 AM

Op, your posted timeline wore me out. We've come a long way, baby!

by Anonymousreply 50November 23, 2022 1:51 AM

OP- 2022: The Sad Life Of A Datalounger

by Anonymousreply 51November 23, 2022 1:58 AM

DLers are the best. Especially the one's who aren't pretentious.

by Anonymousreply 52November 23, 2022 2:08 AM

1957 — Gays collaborate, create and produce West Side Story

by Anonymousreply 53November 23, 2022 2:38 AM

1981 — “Dynasty” is the first prime time drama series to feature a homosexual main character

by Anonymousreply 54November 23, 2022 2:42 AM

2000 — “Dawson’s Creek” is the first teen show to feature a gay male kiss

by Anonymousreply 55November 23, 2022 2:43 AM

1962 - private consensual sexual activity between same-sex couples was decriminalized in Illinois.

by Anonymousreply 56November 23, 2022 8:07 PM

R48, meet r29.

by Anonymousreply 57November 23, 2022 10:45 PM

I like your list, OP. I would add in—

c2017; certain transvestites claim they have changed sex merely by claiming so.

by Anonymousreply 58November 23, 2022 11:04 PM
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