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Queer Skateboarding Timeline
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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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