History and Queer Theory

LGBT History

Criminal Law Amendment Act

1885

Stonewall Riots

1969

Greenwich Village, NY

First Gay Mayor

1983

John Laird of Santa Cruz, CA

AIDS as "gay plague"

1983

Description by Reverend Jerry Falwell (mentioned by Yingling)

GLADD Formed

1985

Full name at the time: Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

Stonewall 20th Anniversary Stamp

1989

March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation

1993

Murder of Brandon Teena

1993

Mentioned by Halberstam

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

December 21, 1993 - September 20, 2011

First LGBT History Month

1994

Defense of Marriage Act

September 21, 1996

Let Ellen Out

1997

Ellen Degeneres comes out in TIME Magazine

Murder of Matthew Shepard

1998

Mentioned by Halberstam

Civil Unions for Same-Sex Couples

2000

Vermont legalizes civil unions for same-sex couples

First Marriage License to Same-Sex Couple

2004

Issued by Massachusetts

Proposition 8 Passed

2008

Passed in California, making same-sex marriages illegal

Prop 8 Judged Unconstitutional

2010

Same-Sex Hospital Visitation Rights

2011

Implemented by Department of Health and Human Services

Ban on Gay Boy Scouts Members Lifted

2013

Supreme Court’s Obergefull v. Hodges

2015

Grants marriage equality to same-sex couples

Ban on Gay Boy Scout Leaders Lifted

2015

Publications

“The History of Sexuality” by Michel Foucault

1976

“Sexual Transformations” by Gayle Rubins

1984

"Between Men" by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

1985

“Performative Acts and Gender Constitution” by Judith Butler

1988

"Epistemology of the Closet" by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

1990

“A Small Boy and Others” by Michael Moon

1991

"Straight Mind" by Monique Wittig

1992

“Female Masculinity” by Judith Halberstam

1998

"Sex in Public" by Lauren Berlant and Michael Warner

1998

"Professor of Parody" by Martha Nussbaum

1999

"In a Queer Time and Place" by Judith Halberstam

2005

"Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence" by Robert McRuer

2006

"Queer Marx" by John Andrews

2010

"Introduction: Antinormativity's Queer Conventions" by Robyn Wiegman and Elizabeth Wilson

2015

Volume 26, Number 1 of "differences"