June 19 in LGBTQ History

1972: The first officially proclaimed “Gay Pride Week”—decreed by the city council several weeks earlier—gets under way in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 1975: The American Medical Association approves a resolution recommending the repeal of state laws against consensual same-sex acts between adults. 1995: In Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Group of Boston the United States…

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June 13 in LGBTQ History

1995: Less than a week after the Justice Department declined to join a legal battle against a Colorado constitutional amendment that bans the enactment of civil rights protections for homosexuals, the Clinton Administration announces the first-ever White House liaison to the gay and lesbian communities.

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May 25 in LGBTQ History

1895: Oscar Wilde is convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years’ hard labour. 1913: Colonel Alfred Redl, former chief of Austrian counterintelligence, commits suicide when it becomes known that he has been blackmailed, on account of his homosexuality, into working for the Russians for the past year. Later in the century, the Redl…

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