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Events

Ellen Degeneres comes out on live television

1997

Bisexual flag unveiled/Created

1998

Queer Youth Alliance (UK) founded

1999

Civil Union partnership laws created in California

1999

Hillary Clinton first First Lady to walk in a pride parade.

2000

Trans pride flag flown in Phoenix, Arizona

2000

Helene Faasen and Anne-Marie Thus- First 2 women to legally marry (Netherlands)

2001

Homosexuality is no longer considered an illness (China)

2001

Same sex adoption legislation (South Africa, Sweden)

2002

Legal recognition of intermediate gender, Alex MacFarlane (Australia)

2003

Reuben Zellman- Openly transgender person accepted to Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of religion.

2003

Banned allowance of Civil Unions in AR, GA, KY, LA, M, ND, OH, OK, VA, and WI

2004

First European transgender meeting in Vienna

2005

International conference on LGBT human rights

2006

Civil Unions allowed in New Jersey

2007

Sam Adams (Openly Gay) elected mayor in Portland, Oregon

2008

First openly gay head of government- Johanna Siguroardottir (Iceland Prime Minister)

2009

Civil Union passed in Ireland (Without adoption)

2010

The Presbyterian church voted to allow the ordination of openly Gay and Lesbian ministers.

2011

Civil Union passed in Hawaii

2012

Barack Obama- First president to mention the word "Gay" in a Presidential swear in

2013

UN Human Rights Council- Adopted a second resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

2014

Transgender Pride Flag flown above City Hall for the first time (Philadelphia)

2015

Supreme Court ruling, allowing LGBT marriage in all 50 states

2015

Nisha Ayub (Transgender) International Women of Courage Award

2016

Remove transgender identities from mental health disorders (Denmark)

2017