Gay rights movement
Three days of riots ensued. Mike Rankin. Encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history in America 3rd ed. In order for gay and lesbian issues to be placed on the political agenda, gays and lesbians had to identify publicly with their homosexuality and 'come out'. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
In , an anonymous English-language writer wrote a poetic defense of Captain Nicholas Nicholls, who had been sentenced to death in London for sodomy:.
Like many gay men in the Arab world
Bisexual activism became more visible toward the end of the s in the United States. In August she opened up more about her sexuality in an interview with Harper's Bazaar U. Evans , in , struck down a Colorado constitutional amendment that had banned laws protecting gay men and lesbians.
It's not a bad thing to be. Beginning in the 16th century, lawmakers in Britain began to categorize homosexual behaviour as criminal rather than simply immoral. Actor Thomas Dekker, known for his roles in "Heroes" and "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," came out publicly via a tweeted statement in July after he said "a prominent gay man used an awards acceptance speech to 'out' me.