Queerstory June Round-up

During the month of the summer solstice homosexuality is decriminalised in the Dáil, we are Taoi-shook as Leo gets elected, and huge bounds are made for same-sex marriage in no less than 6 different countries.

Queerstory June Round-up

As arguably Ireland’s gayest month sweeps up the glitter and starts preparing for next year, we look back at queer moments in history, both recent, retro, vintage and ancient that have come to shape the queer world we live in and our collective Queerstory.

June 1st

June 2nd

2nd June 1991: At the Tony awards, actor Jeremy Irons publicly debuts the red ribbon as the symbol for the fight against HIV/AIDS #OnThisDay #Queerstory

Posted by GCN on Saturday, June 2, 2018

June 3rd

June 4th

4th June 2015: Kazakhstan proposes an anti-gay 'propaganda' law which would have banned information seen as promoting "…

Posted by GCN on Monday, June 4, 2018

June 5th

June 6th

6th June 2016: American Apparel release a t-shirt line called "Make America Gay Again" in response to Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan. #OnThisDay #Queerstory

Posted by GCN on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June 7th

June 8th

8th June 2017: Scottish Episcopal Church becomes the first Anglican church in the UK to allow same-sex couples to marry….

Posted by GCN on Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 9th

9th June 1891: American composer and songwriter Cole Porter, known for Broadway hits such as 'Night and Day', 'I've Got…

Posted by GCN on Saturday, June 9, 2018

June 10th

10th June 2003: Michael Stark and Michael Leshner wed in Ontario, becoming the first same-sex couple to be legally married in Canada. #OnThisDay #Queerstory

Posted by GCN on Sunday, June 10, 2018

June 11th

June 12th

12th June 1970: American clergy member and LGBT+ rights activist Rev. Troy Perry performs the "the first marriage in the…

Posted by GCN on Monday, June 11, 2018

June 13th

13th June 1995: The Clinton Administration announces the first-ever liaison between the White House and gay and lesbian communities. #OnThisDay #Queerstory

Posted by GCN on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

June 14th

14th June 2017: Leo Varadkar T.D. becomes lreland's first openly gay Taoiseach, as well as the youngest. #OnThisDay #Queerstory

Posted by GCN on Wednesday, June 13, 2018

June 15th

15th June 1973: Actor Neil Patrick Harris, known for "Doogie Howser, M.D", "How I Met Your Mother" and " A Series of Unfortunate Events", is born. Happy Birthday! ? #OnThisDay #Queerstory

Posted by GCN on Thursday, June 14, 2018

June 16th

June 17th

17th June 2009: President Obama signs a memorandum allowing the same-sex partners of federal employees to receive benefits, though they are not allowed full health coverage.#OnThisDay #Queerstory

Posted by GCN on Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 18th

June 19th

19th June 1995: The organizers of Boston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade are legally given the right to exclude LGBT+…

Posted by GCN on Monday, June 18, 2018

June 20th

20th June 1955: American author Everette Lynn Harris is born. Harris was one of the most successful African-American or…

Posted by GCN on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

June 21st

21st June 2004: John Baldacci, Governor of Maine, issues an executive order that prohibits businesses from contracting with the state to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. #OnThisDay #Queerstory

Posted by GCN on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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June 30th

30th June 2017: Germany legalises same-sex marriage. The bill passed by 393 to 226. #OnThisDay #Queerstory

Posted by GCN on Saturday, June 30, 2018

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