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.
"Leather" is a blanket term for a large array of sexual preferences, identities, relationship structures, and social organizations loosely tied together by the thread of what is conventionally understood as sadomasochistic sex.
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.
At 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2012, the new age of marriage equality in Washington state dawned. After learning that Seattle City Hall's marriage docket was overflowing, seven judges in King County volunteered to come into the courthouse to perform marriage ceremonies on Sunday, their day off.
As Dominic Holden observed in The Stranger, "It's almost too perfect," but the first same-sex wedding in the state was officiated by a judge "with the perfect name for the job: Judge Mary Yu."
At 12:01 a.m., Judge Yu married Sarah and Emily Cofer, who were the second couple in line to receive their marriage license on Thursday, December 6. She married several other couples in the early morning hours.
The moving video below, made by Perry Sjogren, captures the joy of newlyweds as they emerge from Seattle City Hall to be greeted by hundreds of happy supporters.
During the December 9, 2012 Holiday Concert of the Seattle Men's Chorus and the Seattle Women's Chorus two couples were wed. Neil Hoyt, member of the Seattle Mens Chorus, and his partner of 23 years, Donald Jenny, were married first. Then Jane Abbott Lighty and Pete-e Petersen, both members of Seattle Women's Chorus, partners for 35 years who received the first marriage license issued on December 6, were married next. Anne Levinson, retired judge and former deputy Seattle mayor, officiated. Dennis Coleman and Rhonda Juliano were witnesses.