April 1952 - American Psychiatric Association
People began to believe that homosexuality was something that could be cured and was a mental disorder, therefore they listed it as a sociopathic personality disturbance.
June 28, 1969 - Stonewall Riots
Police began to raid many places including the Stonewall Inn, which was a hideout for homosexuals.
June 27-28, 1970 - Pride Parade
Due to the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, many citizens got together to march in parades to celebrate LGBT.
June 26, 2015 - Supreme Court Ruling
Same-sex marriage can no longer be banned by any state in the United States due to the supreme court ruling 5-4.
June 24, 2016 - Stonewall National Monument
The first national monument for LGBT was designed and created.
December 10, 1924 - Henry Gerber
Gerber was inspired during World War 2 while in Germany by Magnus Hirschfeld to create the first gay rights organization.
1978 - Gilbert Baker
Baker created the symbol of the rainbow flag which is now used today to represent LGBT, it replaced the pink triangles that were used to identify homosexuals in Germany during the holocaust.
April 27, 1953 - Executive Order 10450
During this time period president Eisenhower signed an executive order prohibiting homosexuals to work any federal jobs.
December 21, 1993 - “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
President Clinton signed executive order 13087, prohibiting anyone to be openly gay in the military.
September 21, 1996 - “DOMA”
President Clinton signed a federal law banning the recognition of same sex marriage, it stated that marriage is strictly between a man and woman.