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I’ve never sat down and written 'a lesbian song,' I just write about how I feel. But, no, I don’t mind
anyone describing me as a lesbian musician."
HANNAH THOMAS

   
   
 
AUGUST
IN LGBT HISTORY

August 1, 2013—Same-sex marriage became legal in Rhode Island and Minnesota by State Legislature.
August 3, 1974—Lesbian Connection Begins Publication.
August 4, 2010—Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker from the United States District
Court/Northern District Of California decides that Perry v. Schwarzenegger (Prop 8) is
unconstitutional.
August 5, 2004—A Washington judge rules the state’s law defining marriage is unconstitutional.
August 6, 1994—Japanese American Citizens League Supports Same-Gender Marriage.
August 8, 1978—International Lesbian and Gay Association Is Founded.
August 11-18, 1968—NACHO Formally Becomes the First Gay Political Coalition.
August 12, 2004—The California Supreme Court orders San Francisco officials, including Mayor Gavin Newsom, not to license additional
same-sex marriages.
August 16, 2008—Ellen & Portia married at their home, with nineteen guests including
their mothers.
August 20, 2011—Chely Wright married LGBT advocate Lauren Blitzer in a private
ceremony on a country estate in Connecticut by both a rabbi and a reverend.
August 20-22, 1976—Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival Holds Its First Gathering.
August 26, 1969—Canada Decriminalizes Homosexual Acts.
August 28, 1982—First Gay Games Are Held in San Francisco.
August 28, 1985—Desert Hearts, a lesbian themed
romantic drama film loosely based on the Jane Rule novel Desert of the Heart is released.
August 29, 1867—Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Speaks Publicly for Gay and Lesbian Rights.
August 29, 2013—The U.S. Treasury Department rules that legally married same-sex couples will be treated as married for tax purposes, even if they live in a state that doesn’t
recognize same-sex marriage.
August, 1971Lesbian Tide, First Lesbian News Periodical, Is Published.
August, 1973—American Bar Association Calls for Repeal of Laws Against Consensual Sex.

Sources: Historic Calendar Project, Wikipedia, Library of Congress, Gay/Lesbian Issues, CNN.

 
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