December 2 in LGBTQ History

1964: In New York, four gay men and lesbians picketed a lecture by a psychoanalyst espousing the model of homosexuality as a mental illness. The demonstrators were given ten minutes to make a rebuttal.

1978: Harvey Milk’s ashes are scattered by his friends over the Pacific Ocean.

1979: Martin Sherman’s Bent, about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, starring Richard Gere and David Dukes, opens on Broadway. It runs for 241 perfs.

1997: David Cantania becomes the first openly gay or lesbian person to be elected to the city council of Washington, D.C.

1999: In the case of National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality v Minister of Home Affairs, the Constitutional Court of South Africa extends spousal immigration benefits to partners in permanent same-sex relationships.

2013: The first official day that LGBTQ couples in Hawaii (both residents as well as tourists) can marry in the Aloha State.

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