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March 19, 1987: AZT Approved

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

March 20, 1988: M. Butterfly Opens on Broadway

The play by David Henry Hwang is about a civil servant attached to the French embassy in China who falls in love with a beautiful Chinese opera diva, "a man masquerading as a woman." They are together for twenty years until the truth is revealed, and the civil servant is convicted of treason, imprisoned, and kills himself.

March 21, 1804: Napoleonic Code Goes Into Effect

Openly gay Jean Jacques Régis de Cambacérès is the primary author the Napoleonic Code, one of the earliest western legal codes to permit same-sex activity, in addition to being among the most influential legal documents of the modern era.

March 22, 1976: N.J. Court Rules Trans People May Marry Based on ‘New’ Sex

In the case of M.T. v. J.T., New Jersey\'s Superior Court rules that transsexual persons may marry a person of the opposite sex on the basis of their gender identity after reassignment surgery is complete.

March 23, 2005: Gay Cruise Ship Not Allowed to Dock

A police boat stops the Source Events Windjammer Barefoot Cruises ship carrying 110 gay men and takes the captain to shore for a meeting with police, customs and immigration officials, after which the ship is ordered to leave. Port authority Acting General Manager Oral Brandy said that the island of Nevis in the Caribbean Sea does not want homosexuality “to be a part of our culture.”

March 24, 1986: William Hurt Wins Best Actor Oscar

He wins for his role in Kiss of the Spider Woman, the first time someone wins for the portrayal of a gay character.

March 25, 1985: The Times of Harvey Milk Wins Best Doc Feature Oscar

The film documents the political life and career of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay supervisor of San Francisco. In addition to the Academy Award for Best Documentary, it is awarded the Special Jury Prize at the first Sundance Film Festival.

March 26, 2007: Begins Gay Students Accepted at Conservative Jewish Seminary

Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York begins accepting openly gay, lesbian,and bisexual candidates in their Rabbincal studies program. This school is affiliated with the Jewish Conservative movement.

 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.