April 16, 1061 — First Recorded Same-Sex Wedding
Pedro Díaz and Muño Vandilaz are married by a priest at a small chapel in Rairiz de Veiga, Galicia, Spain. The records of the wedding were found at the Monastery of San Salvador de Celanova.
April 17, 2013 — Marriage Equality Passed in N.Z.
The New Zealand Parliament votes 77-44 to approve a law legalizing same-sex marriage, making it the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.
April 18, 1965 — ECHO Picketed the UN
Twenty-nine demonstrators from the East Coast Homophile Organization (ECHO) picket the United Nations in New York City.
April 19, 1967 — First Student Gay Group Formed
The Student Homophile League is granted its charter at Columbia University. It is still active today as the Columbia Queer Alliance.
April 20, 1966 — Mattachine Society Members Stage "Sip-In”
Dick Leitsch, President of the New York Mattachine Society, and two other members hold the Sip-in at Julius bar in Greenwich Village. This led to court actions that overturned the New York State Liquor Authority's provisions declaring it illegal for homosexuals to congregate and be served alcoholic beverages in bars.
April 21, 1999 — First Openly Gay Person Elected to Czech Senate
Vaclav Fischer, an independent businessman, is elected to the Czech Senate. He serves until 2002.
April 22, 1969 — Frank Bartley Shot by Police
Frank Bartley is shot and killed by police in Berkeley, California on this day, and the shooting is declared accidental. After this, "gay rights groups began to stand and take notice of the number of shootings of gay men that were declared 'accidental.'"
April 23, 1984 — Gay-Related Immune Deficiency Announced
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary holds a press conference announcing that the cause of AIDS has been discoverd. Known today as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus is first named GRID (gay-related immune deficiency).
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