Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon become the first gay couple to legally marry in San Francisco, 2008. Martin passed away the same year.
A queer rights demonstration outside the Democratic National Convention in New York City, 1976.
A couple kisses after marriage is equalized in Mexico City, 2009.
Shot during the coal miners’ strike in south Wales, 1984-85.
U.S. president Barack Obama signs the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Act on Wednesday.
I’ve just started Fuck Yeah Famous Queers. Basically, famous queer people past and present are awesome and we should recognize them, and I’ll try and do so on their birthdays.
A plaque in the Highbury Fields neighbourhood in Islington, London, the birthplace of the U.K. queer rights movement.
Welsh singer and actor Ivor Novello (real name David Ivor Davies).
I’m a music journalist in my day job. The Ivor Novello Awards honour Britain’s songwriters every year. Did you know they were named after a gay man? Now you do.
A detail of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany, where the Nazis murdered about 55,000 queer people. When Sachsenhausen was liberated, the queer prisoners had to finish their sentences under British and American troops because homosexuality was still illegal. (see further Heinz Heger’s book The Men with the Pink Triangle.)
March on Washington for queer rights, 1993.