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Queer Skateboarding Timeline
10 months ago
Henry Gerber founds the Society for Human Rights, the first documented gay rights organization in the U.S.
Dale Jennings forms gay rights organization One, along with first pro-gay magazine of same name. American Psychiatric Association lists homosexuality as a mental disorder.
Dr. John Oliven coins the term "transgender" in his book "Sexual Hygiene and Pathology."
Harvey Milk becomes first openly gay man elected to a political office in California
The iconic Brian Anderson comes out as first openly-gay skateboarder.
In 1996, President Clinton signs Defense of Marriage Act into law, barring federal benefits to same-sex couples and allowing states to deny same-sex marriages. In 2013, Supreme Court removed federal portion of DOMA, and in 2015 it ruled that state bans are unconstitutional.
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