1922: The God of Vengeance opens at the Provincetown Playhouse. The drama, translated from Yiddish and performed in English for the first time, includes the first lesbian scenes on the American stage.
1924: Henry Gerber, a German-born immigrant, receives a charter from the state of Illinois for a nonprofit corporation in Chicago named the Society for Human Rights. It becomes the earliest documented gay rights organization in the United States. Though the organization was intended to be an American equivalent of contemporary German LGBTQ emancipation groups, Gerber is arrested soon after and the society falls apart.
1924: The state of Illinois issues a charter to a nonprofit corporation named the Society for Human Rights, located in Chicago. It becomes the earliest documented gay rights organization in the United States. 1971: Nixon Supreme Court Nominee William H. Rehnquist is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. 1989: More than 5,000 activists show up in … Read More