June 27 in LGBTQ History

1952: The McCarran-Walter Immigration and Nationality Act bars immigrants “afflicted with psychopathic personality,” a phrase that is interpreted to include all homosexuals.

1972: “Gay News”, England’s first national gay newspaper, makes its debut.

1994: Deborah Batts becomes the first openly LGBTQ U.S. federal judge.

2010: Same-sex marriage in Iceland is legalised with Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and her partner, Jónína Leósdóttir, among the first to make use of the law.

Leave a Reply