With reports from hundreds of sub-Saharan African locales of male-male sexual relations and from about fifty of female-female sexual relations, it is clear that same-sex sexual relations existed in traditional African societies, though varying in forms and in the degree of public acceptance
The confrontations between police and demonstrators at the Stonewall Inn in New York City the weekend of June 27-29, 1969 mark the beginning of the modern glbtq movement for equal rights.
A social role for individuals who crossed or mixed male and female characteristics was one of the most widely distributed institutions of native North America.
The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
Mixed-orientation marriages--those in which one partner is straight and the other is gay or lesbian--often end in divorce, but such an ending is not inevitable.
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Since the late nineteenth century, transgendered people have advocated legal and social reforms that would ameliorate the kinds of oppression and discrimination they suffer.
Formed soon after the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the short-lived but influential Gay Liberation Front brought a new militancy to the movement that became known as gay liberation.
Johnny Chaillot (left) and Greg Louganis.
Congratulations to Olympic legend Greg Louganis and his partner Johnny Chaillot, a paralegal, who were wed in Malibu, California on October 12, 2013. The two have been dating since 2012 and became engaged in April 2013.
As reported by Patrick Gomez in People Magazine, the grooms exchanged vows before approximately 160 guests in a sunset ceremony. The wedding party included Chaillot's four sisters and Louganis' Olympic diving coach Ron O'Brien. Louganis and Chaillot wore European-cut white suits.
The ceremony was followed by an elaborate reception at Geoffrey's in Malibu, where guests, including Barbara Eden, French Stewart, Bruce Vilanch, and Olympians Janet Evans and Nadia Comaneci, enjoyed musical entertainment from friends of the couple.
"It was amazing because I have so many people from all facets of my life here tonight and they are all here and celebrating it is all wonderful," Louganis told Gomez. "I already feel different. The ceremony was so reflective and representative of who we are."
In lieu of gifts, the couple asked their guests to make donations to charities, including the Human Rights Campaign and Mending Kids International.
Louganis is widely regarded as the greatest diver in history. After having won a silver medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, he dominated diving competitions throughout the 1980s, winning two gold medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and two more at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Since his retirement from competition, he has acknowledged both his homosexuality and his status as a person living with AIDS.
In June, the couple announced their engagement, which was reported in the clip below from Celebtv.