Events in United States
|Lee Brown the first
Houston Mayor to be in the Houston pride parade.
Texas Supreme Court refuses to hear the case
Lee Littleton, a post-op transsexual who was denied their
right to sue for malpractice in the death of her husband because
the state does not recognize their 7 year marriage since her original
birth certificate says Christie was a male
Section 21.06 is declared unconstitutional
by the Texas Court of Appeals, only to have the state appeal the
decision once again to the Supreme Court
S.T.A.G. (Some Transgenders are Guys) formed
|April 28-30. The Millennium
March on Wasthington was held
Vermont passes a historic Civil Union law
that allows same sex couples to be joined in civil unions similar
in every way to heterosexual marriage, making it the first U.S.
state to legally recognize same sex couples
The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled 5-2
that the states 195-year-old anti-sodomy law does not violate
state constitutional privacy guarantees.
Pride Flag made its first appearance at a pride parade in
As coach of the United States women's tennis
team, Billie Jean King became the first openly lesbian coach of
an Olympic team
|A contingent of gay
and lesbian HPD officers march in the Houston Pride Parade for the
Houstonians for Family Values (formed by David
Wilson, a sign company owner and former mayoral candidate) starts
the campaign to change the city charter to prevent the city of
Houston from ever adopting any pro-GLBT statues, policies, or
The Texas Supreme Court rules that Councilman
Rob Todd did not have the right to stop Mayor Browns executive
order protecting gay city employees from discrimination. Council
members voted 10-4 for the law.
Two Ontario men Joey Abbruzzese, 20 and Gregory
Maleszyk, 19 are beaten and dragged by their faces to a cruiser
by San Antonio police, in a popular cruising area. The pair who
are not gay accuse police of brutality.
|The US Surgeon Generals
Call to Action to Promote Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior
asserts that homosexuality is not a reversible lifestyle choice.
Human Rights Campaign amended its mission
statement to include transgendered people
Rhode Island the third state to extend civil
rights protections to transsexuals and cross- dressers.
Arizona repeals its sodomy law
|The Houston Fire Department
participates in the Houston Pride Parade for the first time.
Houston Pride Parade Name changed to GL BT
ICOH-The Space City Empire founded
The University of Texas approves a new all
male, progressive, gay, curious, bisexual, Greek organization
Houston Independent School District requires
every Principal and at least one Vice Principal from each school
in HISD to attend a two-hour training workshop addressing the
rights and safety of gay and lesbian students
Dallas City Council voted almost unanimously
to extend protection from discrimination in employment, housing
and public accommodations to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender
residents of Dallas
The Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. is rocked
by multiple long-term child-abuse scandals, which officials in
Rome try to blame on homosexuals in the clergy
First Pride parade in Austin, TX
|Esera Tavai Tuaolo
becomes the third professional football player to come out
v. Texas Courts decision handed down just two days before
Houstons 25th Anniversary Pride Parade, prompting some participants
and attendees to wear T-shirts that declared them to be, legally
Nov 28 Allan Tibbetts attacked shortly before
midnight on Nov. 28 as he walked to his bed-and-breakfast in the
400 block of Avondale. He was released from Methodist Hospital,
he said, after receiving 36 stitches. Tibbetts said hospital personnel
told him six other men had been beaten that weekend. Neither the
hospital nor police could verify that report.
Houston Mayor Bill White surprises the parade
audience by opting to walk the route instead of waving to constituents
from a convertible.
V. Gene Robinson becomes the first openly gay elected bishop
in the history of Christianity
On February 12. Del
Martin and Phyllis Lyon were "granted the first marriage
license given to a same-sex couple in the United States. The license
was granted in violation of California state law by the City and
County of San Francisco after mayor Gavin Newsom ordered that
marriage licenses be given to same-sex couples who requested them.
The licenses were voided on 12 August."
Massachusetts the first state to legalize
same sex marriages
Jerry Falwell revives the Moral Majority name
for a new organization, the Moral Majority Coalition.
For the first time the 9-11 Compensation Fund
recognized a same-sex partner who was not a legal heir named in
November Proposition 2 , the Constitutional
Amendment that banned gay marriage in Texas, is passed.
Bayou City Womens Chorus founded
The Montrose Clinic and the Assistance Fund
merge to form Legacy Community Health Services.
Houston Comets basketball star Sheryl
Swoopes comes out of the closet.
November 20, first HoustonTransgender Day
of Remembrance held at the Holocaust Museum.
|Puerto Rico repeals
its sodomy law
Professor Ian Ayers spearheads the creation
of the Fair
|October 12, Houston,
TX, Katrina Evacuee transgendered Christina Smith murdered
founded, a gender performance troup
Capote, and "Transamerica" Receive Oscar Nominations
|First annual Mr./Ms.
GLOBO (Gays and Lesbians Organized By Orgullo ) Pageant
The organization Equality
Texas is merged with and absorbs the organization Houston Equal
Rights Alliance (HERA).
Annise Parker made history
by being elected the first
openly lesbian mayor of a major American city, and she served
three terms until January 2016. After winning her first City Council
At-Large Position 1 through a runoff in 1997, she retained that
seat in 1999 and 2001 without a runoff. In 2003, she was elected
City Controller, a position she retained in 2005 and 2007, both
January. The University of
Houston becomes the first
college in Texas to offer a progrom in GLBT studies