November 15 in LGBTQ History

1961: Washington, DC chapter of the Mattachine Society is formed. Activist Frank Kameny is elected president.

1987: Randy Shilts‘s seminal work on the early years of the AIDS crisis, “And the Band Played On” debuts at No. 12 on the New York Times best seller list.

1989: Massachusetts becomes the second state in the U.S. to pass a statewide gay rights law.

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