A lot has changed over the years and we believe it is great to celebrate being proud of who you are. Here are some of our favorite trivia facts from the LGBTQ+ Community:
In 1997 Ellen DeGeneres came out as a lesbian in Time magazine.
Christine Jorgensen was the first American whose sex reassignment surgery became public.
The first legal same-sex marriage in the United States took place in Massachusetts in 2004.
Harvey Milk was posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
Trans actress Laverne Cox helped create TV binging with her performance in Orange is the New Black.
President Obama also signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law.
Wisconsin was the first state to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The Nazi party tried to make the pink triangle a symbol of shame but is now a symbol of gay pride and power!
X-Men’s Kitty Pryde is an amazing crime fighter and is openly bisexual.
In 1979 over 100,000 people took part in the first March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
The 3rd march for Lesbian and Gay Rights in 1993, drew over 1 million people.
Tammy Baldwin was the first openly gay politician elected to the US Senate.
A Vietnam War vet and drag-performer named Gilbert Baker designed the now widely identifiable rainbow flag.
Pop-Punk, hit-making band Greenday is fronted by bisexual singer, Billy Joel Armstong.
In a strange and strained partnership, the New York Genovese Mafia family helped to establish gay bars and nightclubs in the 1960s.
Revolutionary war hero, Baron Friedrich von Steuben was openly gay.
Hip-hop artist Da Brat identifies as a lesbian. She also happens to have two certified platinum albums.
In 1850 Crow nation Chief Barcheeampe was spotted by appalled white travelers in Wyoming. She is renowned for her war exploits and for having several wives.
The Daughters of Bilitis was the first lesbian rights organization in the United States.
The Minnesota state legislature, in 1993, enacted the first statewide law banning discrimination against transgender people.
The US Supreme court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas the U.S. Supreme Court sodomy laws in the U.S. are unconstitutional.
In 1956, James Baldwin, African-American novelist and intellectual, published Giovanni’s Room, a male love story.
Lily Tomlin & Jane Wagner have been together since 1971 and were legally married in 2014.
Astronaut and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree shared a partnership with Tam O’Shaughnessy for 27 years.
Oscar Wilde spent two years in prison for the “crime” of homosexuality.
These are just a few of the great moments in history from the LGBTQ+ Community and we hope for more stride against discrimination and being able to openly be yourselves.
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