DAILY SPOTLIGHT

Events

Ireland elects the first gay Prime Minister. Leo Varadkar, the son of an Irish mother and an Indian father, will be the country’s youngest leader.

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Jun 2
2020
Jun 1
2020

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06-01-2003 Belgium legalizes same-sex marriage. It becomes the second country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage, after the Netherlands. “Statutory cohabitation,” open to any two persons living together was…

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 05-31-2013 Rev. Guy Erwin – A native of Oklahoma, he is an active member of the Osage Nation of Native Americans. Erwin is the first openly gay Lutheran Bishop elected…

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May 31
2020
May 28
2020

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05-28-1997 Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink) – A 1997 Belgian film directed by Alain Berliner. Released in the U.S. on December 26, 1997. It tells the story…

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05-27-2005 C.R.A.Z.Y. – Initial release date of the French-language Canadian film from Quebec. The film was directed and co-written by Jean-Marc Vallée. It tells the story of Zac, a young…

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May 27
2020
May 24
2020

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Taiwan becomes the first Asian nations to rule in favor of same-sex marriage. The constitutional court, known as the Judicial Yuan, said current marriage laws were “in violation of both the…

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 Blue Is the Warmest Color – French film shown at the Cannes Film Festival that unanimously won the Palme d’Or from the official jury and the FIPRESCI (Federation of International…

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May 23
2020
May 22
2020

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05-22-2014 First date of issue of the USPS Harvey Milk stamps. He is the first openly gay elected official to be feature on a U.S. stamp. In 2016, on this…

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05-20-2014 Mary Yu was sworn in as the newest member of the Washington State Supreme Court, marking the first time the high court has had as openly gay justice. She…

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May 20
2020
May 19
2020

Events

05-19-2014 U.S. District Judge Michael McShane strikes down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage, finding that the law violated the constitutional right to equal protection. He ordered his ruling to take…

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