Gay Civil Rights, A Historical Look.
1900 B.C. The Promised Land: Sodom & Gomorrah: God struck his wrath upon the sodomites whores and filth (gays= filth?) This must be where being gay started.
1955 A.D. Montgomery, Alabama: Rosa Parks refuses to move to the segregated part of the city bus, starting the Black Civil Rights movement.
1963 A.D. Washington, D.C.: Martin Luther King Jr. speaks for all American’s civil right prior to his assassination.
1969 A.D. Greenwich Village nYc: Stonewall Riots: New Yorkers fight back against Police gay bashing’s in the Greenwich Village Gay Bars. The first National call for Pride and Action.
1970 A.D. Los Angeles, Ca: Morris Kight Gay activist known for his Anti-War demonstrations founded (CSW) Christopher Street West hosting the first L.A. pride event in celebration of Stonewall.
1978 A.D. San Francisco, Ca: Harvey Milk the first openly gay person elected to the Board of Supervisors (City Council) in San Francisco, California.
1980 A.D. Washington D.C.: HRC founded the Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest Civil Rights Organization working to achieve GLBT equality by inspiring and engaging all Americans.
1996 A.D. Washington D.C.: President Clinton speaks out in support for Gay marriage and equal rights at HRC event.
1996 A.D. Washington D.C.: President Clinton signs the DOMA Bill which defines marriage between a man and a woman, effectively crippling all gay marriage efforts!
2001 A.D. Amsterdam, Holland: Holland passes new Marriage Act.
2001 A.D. Minnesota: Sharon Kowalski & Karen Thompson brought monumental progress to Domestic Partnership Rights through their struggle with Legal Guardianship.
2005 A.D. Iran: Two gay teenagers, seventeen & eighteen years old publicly executed in Iran for the ‘crime’ of homosexuality.
2006 A.D. World: Global sodomy map showing where gay sex is still a crime. Death Penalty:
- Iran, Pakistan
- Nigeria Mauritania
- Saudi Arabia
Do you see yourself? Five ways you can contribute:
- Attend A Pride Event
- Talk about LGBT current events
- Write a blog or start a social group
- Join LGBT affiliated organizations
- Donate your time, money or skills.
LGBT History, Courtesy of Sasukeshinobi. Thank you