Pride Timeline (pt 1)


The Netherlands Center for Culture adopts a vague name to mask its then taboo purpose.

June 28, 1969

The Stonewall Riots NYC police raid the Stonewall Inn, instigating the Stonewall Riots.

June 28, 1970

First Official Pride Parade Organized by pioneering bisexual activist Brenda Howard and a committee she put together, the parade sees supporters march from Greenwich Village to Central Park.

June 25, 1978

The Rainbow Flag Flies High Gilbert Baker’s original design of the rainbow gay pride flag is flown at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.

March 2, 1982

Wisconsin becomes the first state to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.

November 1995

The Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act goes into effect in the U.S., as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.

June 2003

The US Supreme Court strikes down the “homosexual conduct” law, which decriminalizes same-sex sexual conduct, with their opinion in Lawrence v. Texas.

October 25, 2006

The New Jersey Supreme Court rules that state lawmakers must provide the rights and benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples.