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A History of Gay and Lesbian Rights in the United States From 1610 To 2000

A Table of Events from 1610 to 2000 describing the evolution of the rights of gays and lesbians – 1610 Virginia Colony passes first anti-sodomy law in America – 1786 Pennsylvania becomes the first of 13 states to drop the death penalty for sodomy – 1924 The first gay rights group in the United States, the Society for Human Rights, is founded in Chicago….

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May 26, 2017 – A total of 122 nations now legally allow gay relations between consenting adults, while 72 others still outlaw it, according to a progress report issued by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.  Belize and Seychelles are the latest nations to repeal anti-gay laws. In addition, 23 nations now … Read more