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 Anonymous||reply 58||November 23, 2022 11:04 PM
March 27, 1974 - Mame is released
|by Anonymous||reply 1||November 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 Anonymous||reply 2||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||November 15, 2022 6:20 PM
1995: The Data Lounge goes online.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||November 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 Anonymous||reply 6||November 15, 2022 6:22 PM
So, r5, why don't you do what the OP asked and add some dates yourself?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||November 15, 2022 6:28 PM
r4 wins. A glaring and unforgivable omission, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||November 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 Anonymous||reply 9||November 15, 2022 6:34 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 Anonymous||reply 11||November 15, 2022 6:36 PM
These are same sex milestones. Not “LGBT”
|by Anonymous||reply 12||November 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 Anonymous||reply 13||November 15, 2022 6:41 PM
June 1982 Evil Under The Sun starring Nicholas Clay's Big arse is released
|by Anonymous||reply 14||November 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 Anonymous||reply 15||November 15, 2022 6:46 PM
1997 - Ellen comes out on the cover of Time and her character comes out on the show
|by Anonymous||reply 16||November 15, 2022 6:54 PM
2012 - PrEP approved by FDA
|by Anonymous||reply 18||November 15, 2022 7:01 PM
1977–Billy Crystal’s Jody Dallas becomes the first major gay character on a Tv show.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||November 15, 2022 7:07 PM
1996 - meds to convert AIDS to a chronic disease from a death sentence become available
|by Anonymous||reply 20||November 15, 2022 7:10 PM
2022: bisexual lesbian porn
|by Anonymous||reply 21||November 15, 2022 7:13 PM
2026- SCOTUS Overturns Obergefell and allows states to determine legality of gay marriage
|by Anonymous||reply 22||November 15, 2022 7:19 PM
R21, OMG! that's utterly nasty
|by Anonymous||reply 23||November 15, 2022 7:20 PM
1951: Hostess pants introduced
|by Anonymous||reply 24||November 15, 2022 7:22 PM
R14, hahahaha! That really does seem to be a big moment that brought so many gays together!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||November 15, 2022 7:24 PM
1973 America meets Lance Loud.
1993 America meets Pedro Zamora
2013 America meets Edie Windsor
|by Anonymous||reply 26||November 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 Anonymous||reply 27||November 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 Anonymous||reply 28||November 15, 2022 7:29 PM
October 14 1977 - Anita Bryant gets hit in the face with a pie
|by Anonymous||reply 29||November 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 Anonymous||reply 30||November 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 Anonymous||reply 31||November 15, 2022 11:48 PM
She said at least it wasn’t a fruit pie (it looked like a creampie to me)
|by Anonymous||reply 32||November 15, 2022 11:58 PM
Sorry, r32. I didn’t remember that but I thought it looked strange after I hit post.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||November 16, 2022 12:00 AM
1970 - First Gay Pride parade.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||November 16, 2022 1:10 AM
1998: VH1 Divas Live premières.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||November 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 Anonymous||reply 37||November 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 Anonymous||reply 38||November 22, 2022 10:30 PM
1994 — Tom Hanks wins Oscar for Philadelphia
|by Anonymous||reply 39||November 22, 2022 10:40 PM
1995 - Showgirls is released
|by Anonymous||reply 40||November 22, 2022 10:50 PM
These are gay milestones, not "LGBT".
|by Anonymous||reply 41||November 22, 2022 11:11 PM
R41, actually, many apply to all LGBT
|by Anonymous||reply 43||November 23, 2022 12:18 AM
shangela on dancing with the stars
|by Anonymous||reply 44||November 23, 2022 12:25 AM
January 1, 1978: Confirmed Bachelor and AIDS Denier Ed Koch sworn in as Mayor of New York.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||November 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||November 23, 2022 12:52 AM
I meant to include that he was the first athlete to come out.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||November 23, 2022 12:58 AM
October 14, 1977, Anita Bryant gets a pie in the face.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||November 23, 2022 1:31 AM
Op, your posted timeline wore me out. We've come a long way, baby!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||November 23, 2022 1:51 AM
OP- 2022: The Sad Life Of A Datalounger
|by Anonymous||reply 51||November 23, 2022 1:58 AM
DLers are the best. Especially the one's who aren't pretentious.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||November 23, 2022 2:08 AM
1957 — Gays collaborate, create and produce West Side Story
|by Anonymous||reply 53||November 23, 2022 2:38 AM
1981 — “Dynasty” is the first prime time drama series to feature a homosexual main character
|by Anonymous||reply 54||November 23, 2022 2:42 AM
2000 — “Dawson’s Creek” is the first teen show to feature a gay male kiss
|by Anonymous||reply 55||November 23, 2022 2:43 AM
1962 - private consensual sexual activity between same-sex couples was decriminalized in Illinois.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||November 23, 2022 8:07 PM
I like your list, OP. I would add in—
c2017; certain transvestites claim they have changed sex merely by claiming so.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||November 23, 2022 11:04 PM