August 19 in LGBTQ History

1867: In Munich, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs is jeered when he attempts to persuade a conclave of jurists that same-sex love should be tolerated rather than persecuted. He is probably the first to come Out publicly in defense of what he calls “Uranism” (homosexuality).

1992: In Germany, some 250 lesbian and gay couples all over the country try to register for marriage. The demonstration, organized by the Schwulerverband in Deutschland (Gay League of Germany), receives widespread media attention.

2013: Marriage Equality becomes legal in New Zealand.

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