1979: San Francisco swears in its first openly gay police officers. Within a year, 1 out of every 7 new recruits is LGBT.
1984: In the United Kingdom, Manchester gay rights advocate and politician Margaret Roff becomes that country’s first openly lesbian (or gay) mayor.
2001: In the U.S., the city council of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passes an ordinance which adds sexual orientation to its municipal anti-discrimination law.
2008: The NoH8 Campaign begins.