LGBTQ Timeline

Timeline created by Amy Ramirez
In History
  • LGBTQ started getting recognition

    The Society for Human Rights was created and it was the first gay rights association
  • President was against it

    President Eisenhower prohibited homosexuals from being able to participate in the federal government because he presented an issue with security.
  • 1961

    Illinois became the first state to decriminalize homosexuality.
  • 1972

    The Parent, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays was founded to increase the understanding of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • 2003

    Massachusetts becomes the first state to legalize same-sex marriage.
  • 2009

    President Obama passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act
  • 2011

    "Don't ask, don't tell" created by Clinton was repealed and now allowed openly gay men and lesbians serve in the military.
  • Today the LGBTQ is accepted by mostly everyone

    Same sex marriage became legal in all 50 States.