May 17th Events
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 LGBT rights violations. By 2016, this day is recognized by 132 countries. May 17th was chosen to commemorate the World Health Organization’s decision in 1990 to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder.