3 Significant Events in LGBT History

September is a milestone month in LGBT history. Today, I read an article about three different events that happened on September 20. The events happened in three different decades and really helped move the LGBT movement forward and backward (according to how you look at it).

I was very young when the first one took place so I don’t remember much about it but the other two I remember very well.

So what are these three events? Well, in 1973, Tennis superstar Billie Jean King faced Bobby Riggs in the ‘Battle of the Sexes.’ King Won. In 1996, President Bill Clinton announced he would sign the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which recognized married being between a man and a woman. Then, in 2011 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the US policy on gays serving in the military, was repealed.

Of course, this month Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiated at a friend’s same-sex wedding so September continues to deliver.

Check out the entire article about September 20 here. It includes great videos.

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