Y’ALL I WOKE UP AT 6 AM TO FINISH THIS IF IT GETS TWO LIKES AGAIN IMMA C R Y
I think I’m going to do little sections for this.
Now this shouldda been in the 70s post but I’m a dumbass and forgot so,,,, here.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay government elected official.
He ran in 1973, 1975, 1976, and in 1977 was finally elected to be the City Supervisor of San Francisco; the city with the highest LGBTQ+ population in the US.
He made it his mission to be a voice for the voiceless (gays, POC, elderly people) and openly spoke out against the misconceptions around homosexuality.
Most famously, he was instrumental in banning Bill 6 which would’ve, if passed, banned LG teachers from teaching.
He was assassinated one year into his term, but even for that one year which he served, he managed to turn the US around a little, and spark the movement which would eventually lead to:
Legalized Gay Marriage
Now listen you abhorrent little fucks. (Not you, the homophobic ones.)
GAY MARRIAGE HAS ONLY BEEN LEGAL NATIONWIDE FOR FIVE YEARS.
SODOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF GAY SEX HAS ONLY BEEN DECRIMINALIZED FOR SEVENTEEN.
Although the first case for gay marriage started in the 70s, and Ha’waii tried to pass a bill in 1993 which would force the state to mind it’s own fucking business, in the late 90s and early 2000s, fourty individual states and the federal government passed DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act) which defied marriage as between a man and a woman.
It wasn’t until 2011, when Obama told justices to stop supporting this ridiculous law, that things really began to change, and by 2015, all 50 states had legalized gay marriage.
Workplace discrimination has always been high against LGBTQ+ people.
Starting with the Lavender Scare back in the fifties, people suspected of being queer were disproportionately fired from their jobs.
Although this has been banned in individual states since the 2010s, it was only legalized on a nationwide basis three months ago.
Now, if you haven’t heard, Tr*mp also passed a bill that same month which took trans people out of the Healthcare Discrimination Based on Sex ban.
Fuck that man.
Progress is progress, but few people seem to realize how goddamn recent all of this is.
Mental Disorder Logs
Homosexuality was delisted as a mental disorder in 1973, true, but did you know being trans wasn’t declassified until 2019?!
Because that’s a thing that happened.
I really don’t have much to say here.
Anyway, have a great day everyone!
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