DAILY SPOTLIGHT

Events

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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May 22
2022
May 20
2022

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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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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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May 19
2022
May 17
2022

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05-17-2004 Massachusetts gay marriage begins. 05-17-2005 International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) This day was first conceived in 2004 and is aimed to coordinate international events that raise awareness of…

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05-15-2015 Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, married his civil partner, Belgian architect Gauthier Destenay. He is the first serving leader in the European Union to wed someone of the…

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May 15
2022
May 14
2022

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05-14-2013 The Justice’s National Council of Brazil legalized same-sex marriage for the entire country in a 14-1 vote. The ruling was published on May 15th and took effect on May…

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05-13-2003 Mambo Italiano – Film was shown at the Cannes Film Festival on this date. It’s a Canadian comedy-drama directed by Emile Gaudreault based on the play by the same…

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May 13
2022
May 11
2022

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05-11-1949 When Charles Baudelaire published Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers of Evil) six of his poems on lesbianism were removed by the French government. He, his publisher, and the…

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05-10-2014 The NFL St. Louis Rams drafted the first openly gay player, Michael Sam. The Rams cut him at the end of training camp.

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May 10
2022
May 7
2022

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05-07-2013 Delaware becomes the 11th state to legalize same-sex marriage.

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