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.