What are 3 homosexual historic events?

I have a research paper to write about homosexuality and I can't seem to find any history events and I need to find at least 3 major ones. Do you guys have any ideas? Could your please name and describe some? So that I know where to start my search? Thanks!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Start with the Stonewall riots in 1969, a turning point for the modern gay rights movement. See:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots

    You might also include the election of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco. Board of Supervisors.

    See:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk

    Another possibility:

    In 2003, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas that laws against sodomy or anal sex cannot be directed at homosexuals alone, and furthermore, that intimate consensual sexual conduct is part of the liberty protected by substantive due process under the Fourteenth Amendment.

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_the_Un...

  • Stonewall Riots

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots

    Legal suit against the Library of Congress for pulling a job out from under Diane Schroer, a male to female transsexual

    http://www.aclu.org/lgbt/transgender/12255res20050...

    Information on historical figures and LGBT History Month

    http://www.glbthistorymonth.com/glbthistorymonth/2...

    Egypt was once ruled by a female pharoah. Recent evidence points towards her having an established lesbian relationship with a commoner. (saw this on a recent documentary but I can't seem to find a link about it)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatshepsut

    http://www.gay.com/news/article.html?2007/06/27/7

  • In 1969, for the first time on record, homosexual people fought back against their oppressors when the Stonewall Inn was raided one hot summer night by New York City policemen who came hoping to arrest gay individuals for engaging in then illegal acts such as dancing with the same sex.

    The "first openly gay man elected to any substantial political office in the history of the planet" was Harvey Milk, who became a San Francisco City Supervisor in 1978. He was assassinated later that year.

    In 1986 a man was arrested in Georgia for engaging in a private consensual sexual act with another man in his own home, and the Supreme Court agreed that gay sex was against the law. In 2003, the Supreme Court reversed that decision and said that their 1986 ruling "was not correct when it was decided, is not correct today, and is hereby overruled."

  • 1 decade ago

    The Stonewall Riots

    Matthew Shephard's murder

    Assassination of Harvey Milk

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  • 1 decade ago

    how about the ancient Greco-Roman civilizations. not only was it socially acceptable, but it was expected in the military! Older soldiers would have sex with the younger ones, which not only meant they were fighting together as fellow warriors but that they would die to defend their lovers! also in Norse Viking society the only sexual taboo was for a man to "play the woman" which meant that they could engage in homosexual activity so long as they weren't in a submissive position. homosexuality has been around since there have been humans! such behavior happens all the time in the animal kingdom. and lets not forget that homosexuals are making history even today, with their fight for equal rights!

  • 1 decade ago

    stonewall ( it was a ny bar - and a very bad riot started 1969 ) , harvey milk assaination, ( first gay elected official in san fran who was shot - a new movie is coming out with sean penn playing him 1978) and probably a third woudl be maybe Dont ask dont tell - 1993 - Bill clintons legislation that was supposed to be musch more but got watered down.. also check out the link below...

  • tedman
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Hitler and Nazism could by no potential have come to ability in Germany. WWII could have been prevented interior the west and six+ million Jews does no longer have been murdered. JFK does no longer have been assassinated. usa could have stepped forward in yet otherwise ... for the extra suited. The Vietnam warfare could by no potential have befell. 1000's of 1000's of persons does no longer have needlessly died.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Alexander The Great forever changed the world.

    Michelangelo, his life and work.

    Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs advancing women's equality.

  • 1 decade ago

    Stonewall riots

    Marriage in Mass

    Me coming out. :)

  • OBERON
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Decriminalizing gay people in Texas - abolishment of the anti-anal sex law

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