June 16 in LGBTQ History

1983: The Gray Lady, the NYT, publishes its first front page story on AIDS.

1988: In San Antonio, Texas, the Southern Baptist Convention passes a resolution calling homosexuality “an abomination” and blaming AIDS on gay men.

1992: Just months after her Grammy nominated album, ingenue, is released, singer k.d. lang comes out in a cover story published in The Advocate, setting off a year of US. media reports on “lesbian chic.”

2011: The United Nations Human Rights Council passes a declaration which for the first time condemns discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The declaration also commissions a study of anti-gay discrimination around the world.

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