October 9, 2014

LGBTQ History #7: Melissa Etheridge Comes Out

The year was 1993 and the democrats partied hard at Bill Clinton’s inauguration. For the first time, the LGBTQ community was invited. LGBTQ rights groups threw the Triangle Ball to coincide with the official inaugural celebrations.
October 8, 2014

LGBTQ History #6: First Legal Same-Sex Wedding in the World

In 2001, a year where several U.S. states passed amendments defining marriage between one man and one woman, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
October 7, 2014

LGBTQ History #5: Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey is recognized as one of the great female blues vocalists, and known as the “Mother of the Blues.” She signed a record deal with Paramount Records in 1923 and was one of the first performers to record the blues.
October 3, 2014

LGBTQ History #3: Same-Sex Wedding Airs on Friends

From 1994 to 2004, Thursday night television was pretty self-explanatory and centered around one show: Friends. January 18, 1996 was typical for a night of Friends.