BidVertiser ClickADu HilltopAds

March 12, 1995 — Gay Couple Married in Cambodia

Khav Sokha and Pum Eth are married in the village of Kro Bao Ach Kok. Sokha says, "The authorities thought it was strange, but they agreed to tolerate it because I have three children already (from a previous marriage). They said that if we were both single (and childless), we would not be allowed to get married because we could not produce children." The wedding has about 250 guests, including Buddhist monks and high officials from the province.

March 13, 1991 — ‘Paris is Burning’ Premieres

The documentary shows New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls and voguing.

March 14, 2012 — Gay Marriage Legislation Proposed in Danish Parliament

The bill goes on to be passed on June 7, 2012, and goes into effect on June 15. The new gender-neutral marriage law grants rights to civil marriage as well as marriage in the Church of Denmark.

March 15, 559 — Gays Blamed for Earthquake & Plague in Constantinople

The Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, Justinian I, writes Novella 141 on this day, claiming that homosexual acts are to blame for the natural disasters, as he had warned the year before.

March 16, 1954 — Army-McCarthy Hearings Convene

The hearings include inquiries into the supposed security risks posed by homosexuals employed by the federal government and include instances of gay-baiting by Special Counsel for the Army Joseph Welch. Notably, Welch defines a pixie as being "a close relative of a fairy." Welch's remark is interpreted as a jibe at Roy Cohn, a closeted homosexual.

March 17, 1977 — AK Legislature Votes to Reinstate Sodomy Ban

The legislature had repealed the state sodomy laws two years earlier, but on this day it votes to repeal the repeal of crimalization of consensual adult same-sex sexual activity.

March 18, 1996 — First LPGA Player Comes Out

In her coming out article, pro-golf player Muffin Spencer-Devlin explains, "To create a rainbow, first you have to have rain. Then you need light. [. . .] When you're out and ready to fly the rainbow flag, you're ready to shine a bright light on yourself."

March 19, 1987 — FDA Approves AZT

It is the first drug for the treatment of HIVAIDS approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

All of the information above has been reprinted with permission from Quist, an LGBT mobile history app that can be found on iOS and Android devices. Visit HYPERLINK "" for more information. The app was created by Sarah Prager and launched in July of 2013.