April 4, 2005—United Kingdom’s Gender Recognition
Act legalizes Transsexual Marriage.
APRIL 7, 1966—The first “Gay Community Center”
is opened in the United States., located in
APRIL 8, 1974—The American Psychiatric Association
remove its “sickness” definition of
April 14, 1997—Time magazine hits the
shelves with Ellen DeGeneres on cover: “Yep,
April 20, 2001—Chinese Psychiatric Association Removes Homosexuality from List of Mental
April 22, 1980—Human Rights Campaign
Fund Is Founded.
April 23, 1990—The Hate Crimes Statistic Act
is signed into law by President George Bush. It
is the first U.S. bill to use the phrase “sexual
April 24, 1993—First Dyke March Is Held in
Washington, D.C. This event was planned by
the Lesbian Avengers. Over 20,000 women
April 25, 1993—The third March on Washington
has an estimated attendance of more
than one million people.
April 27, 1953—U.S. President Eisenhower
Prohibits Federal Employment of Lesbians
April 27, 1992—Canadian Government Antigay
Campaign Is Revealed.
Apr 27, 2009—Same-sex arriage in Iowa, a
U.S. state, became legal following a decision
of the Iowa Supreme Court on April 3, 2009.
Marriage license became available to same-sex
couples on April 27.
April 28, 1977—Florida Governor Reubin Askew
asks Miami voters to rescind a recently passed
ray rights ordinance saying, “I would not want a
known homosexual teaching my children.
April 30, 1997—ABC aired Ellen’s “The Puppy
Episode,” when lead character Ellen Morgan’s
realized she is a lesbian and comes out.
April 30, 2002—Transgender Rights Added to
New York City Law.
April 1955-1970—Daughters of Bilitis Is
Founded in San Francisco by Del Martin and
Phyllis Lyon as First National Lesbian Group in
April 1987—Old Lesbians Organizing for
Change Records was founded.
Sources: Historic Calendar Project, Wikipedia, Library of Congress,
Gay and Lesbian Issues.