August 1, 2013—Same-sex marriage became
legal in Rhode Island and Minnesota by
August 3, 1974—Lesbian Connection Begins Publication.
August 4, 2010—Chief U.S. District Judge
Vaughn Walker from the United States District
Court/Northern District Of California decides
that Perry v. Schwarzenegger (Prop 8) is
August 5, 2004—A Washington judge rules the
state’s law defining marriage is unconstitutional.
August 6, 1994—Japanese American
Citizens League Supports Same-Gender
August 8, 1978—International Lesbian and
Gay Association Is Founded.
August 11-18, 1968—NACHO Formally Becomes
the First Gay Political Coalition.
August 12, 2004—The California Supreme
Court orders San Francisco officials, including
Mayor Gavin Newsom, not to license additional
August 16, 2008—Ellen & Portia married at
their home, with nineteen guests including
August 20, 2011—Chely Wright married
LGBT advocate Lauren Blitzer in a private
ceremony on a country estate in Connecticut
by both a rabbi and a reverend.
August 20-22, 1976—Michigan Womyn’s
Music Festival Holds Its First Gathering.
August 26, 1969—Canada Decriminalizes
August 28, 1982—First Gay Games Are Held
in San Francisco.
August 28, 1985—Desert Hearts, a lesbian themed
romantic drama film loosely based
on the Jane Rule novel Desert of the Heart is
August 29, 1867—Karl Heinrich Ulrichs
Speaks Publicly for Gay and Lesbian Rights.
August 29, 2013—The U.S. Treasury Department
rules that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for tax purposes, even if they live in a state that doesn’t
recognize same-sex marriage.
August, 1971—Lesbian Tide, First Lesbian
News Periodical, Is Published.
August, 1973—American Bar Association Calls
for Repeal of Laws Against Consensual Sex.
Sources: Historic Calendar Project, Wikipedia, Library of Congress,
Gay/Lesbian Issues, CNN.