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A general overview of historical events centered around LGBTQ communities, and history related to ideas around gender and sexuality. These also include international headlines related to LGBTQIA+ history from the perspective of residents in the United States.

19th Century

Notable LGBTQIA+ Individuals

Possible LGBTQIA+ Individuals

20th Century

Decades

US Records

Major Events

Major Organizations

LGBTQIA+ Publications

LGBTQIA+ Leaders and Icons

Possible LGBTQIA+ Individuals

LGBTQIA+ Supporters


Current Events

2021

  • January 20th, 2021 - President Joe Biden signs the Executive Order 13988, Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation.

2022

  • February 22nd, 2022 - Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issues a directive requiring the state's Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate supportive families of transgender youth for "child abuse".
  • March 28th, 2022 - Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, signs the "Don't Say Gay" bill. The bill restricts teachers from discussions about sexual orientation and gender identity, and is so broad that even rainbow flags and photos of same-sex partners had to be removed from classrooms.
  • June 3rd, 2022 - CatholicVote, a conservative Catholic group, launches "Hide the Pride" to attempt to checkout LGBTQ-themed books from public libraries and free libraries to prevent interested readers from accessing them.
  • June 11th, 2022 - In San Lorenzo, California a group of Proud Boys targeted a Drag Queen Story Hour event taking place at the San Lorenzo Library shouting insults and attempting to disrupt it.
  • June 11th, 2022 - In Couer D'Alene, Idaho 31 Patriot Front members, a far-right White Supremacist group, were arrested likely with intent to cause violence at a Pride event.
  • June 15th, 2022 - President Joe Biden signs the Executive Order 14075, Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals.
  • June 29th, 2022 - In Kent, Washington the Kent School District board of directors votes 2-1 to leave "Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)" by Lev AC Rosen in middle school libraries following controversy initially raised by one of the school principals. The book challenge began in December of 2021 and was successfully pushed back by LGBTQ activists, librarians, and other locals.
  • July 19th, 2022 - the House of Representatives passes the Respect for Marriage Act by 267-157, all Democratic Party members voted yes, 47 GOP members also voted yes, 157 GOP members voted no.
  • July 23rd, 2022 - UpRising Bakery in Chicago area cancels drag event after vandalism and harassment.
  • November 16th, 2022 - Senate advances Respect for Marriage Act to a future vote through cloture, preventing a filibuster: 62-37. All Democratic Party members voted yes, 12 GOP members also voted yes, 37 GOP members voted no.
  • November 19th-20th, 2022 - Mass shooting occurs at Club Q, an LGBTQIA+ club in Colorado Springs, injuring dozens and killing 5. Current charges suggest possible evidence for bias crimes.
  • November 29th, 2022 - Senate passes Respect for Marriage Act 61-36. All Democratic Party members voted yes, 11 GOP members also voted yes, 36 GOP members voted no.
  • December 8th, 2022 - The House votes in favor of the amended Respect for Marriage Act sending it to the White House.
  • December 8th, 2022 - anti-LGBTQ Methodist denominations leave or sue United Methodists for affirming and ordaining LGBTQ relationships.

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