Feb. 26, 1649 — Christina of Sweden Abdicates Throne
Christina has "an insurmountable distaste for marriage [...and] for all the things that females talked about and did." Citing her wish not to marry, she resigns as Queen on this day.
Feb. 27, 2001 — Two Female Characters Kiss on ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’
Several television shows during the 1990's and early 2000's has a "lesbian kiss" episode. This one is significant because this series was one of the first to develop a realistic relationship between two women on screen. The characters Willow and Tara dated for several episodes before this kiss and they continued to date for several episodes afterwards.
Feb. 28, 2008 — Venezuela Supreme Court Issues Decision on Same-Sex Partner Benefits
A NGO, Union Afirmativa. had submitted an appeal in 2003 asking for legal recognition of economic rights (pensions, inheritance, social security, common household, etc.) for same-sex partners. The ruling says that though "same-sex partners enjoy all of the rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights--they do have not special protection similar to concubinage or marriage between a man and a woman, that is, in the same terms than heterosexual partners have."
Feb. 29, 1940 — ‘Gone with the Wind’ Wins Academy Award for Best Picture
Gay director George Cukor had spent almost two years in pre-production on the film was replaced after less than three weeks of shooting by director Victor Fleming.
March 1, 1993 — Stone Butch Blues is Published
Written by transgender activist and writer Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues won the 1994 Stonewall Book Award. The novel features a young Jewish working class butch protagonist, her coming of age story while also highlighting butch-femme culture.
March 2, 1996 — First Openly Gay Senator Elected in Australia
Bob Brown, representing Tasmania, is elected to the Australian Senate.
March 3, 1994 — Immigration Equality Forms
The organization, founded as the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force, works toward equal rights for LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants and bi-national couples. Its stated purpose is "advocating for equal immigration and asylum rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, (LGBT) and HIV-positive people."
March 4, 2010 — Gay Marriage Goes into Effect in Mexico City
While only performed in Mexico City, the same-sex marriages are recognized in all states of Mexico.
March 5, 2006 — Ang Lee Wins Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain
The film about the love between two cowboys had the most nominations of any film that year (eight) but did not win Best Picture. Lee won for Best Director.