September 15 in LGBTQ History

1969: Gay Power, “New York’s First Homosexual Newspaper” and the first publication to emerge from the post-Stonewall movement, publishes its premiere issue.

1988: ACT UP protests MoMA’s show of graphic photos of people with AIDS by celebrated photographer Nicholas Nixon, who was neither gay nor afflicted. “The artist makes people with AIDS look like freaks, like sickly, helpless ‘victims,’ in the most fatalistic sense of the word,” Michael Kimmelman writes in the New York Times.

1996: The European Parliament approves a resolution calling for an end to “all discrimination and/or inequality of treatment concerning homosexuals” in every country of the European Union.

2011: The government of Australia announces new passport guidelines that will allow intersex people to select “X” as their gender identifier. Only intersex people may select X, transgender people must still select either “male” or “female”.

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