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“I feel comfortable watching myself on screen being funny or making fun of myself. I mean, maybe it’s because I was
mocked as a kid for being overweight so I got really good at picking on myself before anyone else could.”
BRIDGET McMANUS

   
   
 
JULY
IN LGBT HISTORY

July 1, 2013—Delaware’s Senate decided in a 12-9 vote to end marriage discrimination.
July 3, 1975—U.S. Civil Service Commission Prohibits Discrimination Against Federal
Employees.
July 3, 1992—An estimated 300 lesbians and gay men march in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s first-ever pride celebration.
July 4, 1969—Daughters of Bilitis and Mattachine society members picket Independence
Hall in Philadelphia for the fifth and last time.
July 6, 2006—The New York Court of Appeals rules that a state law banning same-sex marriage is legal.
July 6, 2011—A federal appeals court suspended the DADT policy.
July 7, 2009—A new District of Columbia law recognizing same-sex marriages performed
elsewhere takes effect.
July 9, 2010—Judge Joseph Tauro of Massachusetts rules that the 1996 Defense of
Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it interferes with a state’s right to define marriage.
July 14, 2004—The U.S. Senate blocks a proposed Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage from moving forward in Congress. (48 votes out of 60 needed).
July 15, 1975—Santa Cruz County, California, is the first U.S. county to make job discrimination against gay men and lesbians illegal.
July 15, 2010—A federal appeals court upholds the D.C. law, rejecting an anti-same-sex
marriage referendum.
July 19-20, 1848—The Seneca Falls Convention,
the first women’s rights Convention took place in NY.
July 22, 2010—Argentina becomes first Country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage.
July 24, 2011—Gay marriage becomes legal in NY state.
July 25, 1985—Actor Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS. He passed away at the age of 59, on October 2, 1985.
July 31, 1965—Lesbian and gay demonstrators picket the Pentagon to protest discrimination in the military.
July 31, 1969—Gay Liberation Front forms.
July, 1982—Gay-related immunodeficiency is renamed AIDS.
July 1993—ILGA is the first gay or lesbian organization to be recognized by the UN.

Sources: Historic Calendar Project, Wikipedia, Library of Congress, Gay/Lesbian Issues, CNN.

 
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