November 13 in LGBTQ History

1979: San Francisco swears in its first openly gay police officers. Within a year, 1 out of every 7 new recruits is LGBT.

1984: In the United Kingdom, Manchester gay rights advocate and politician Margaret Roff becomes that country’s first openly lesbian (or gay) mayor.

2001: In the U.S., the city council of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passes an ordinance which adds sexual orientation to its municipal anti-discrimination law.

2008: The NoH8 Campaign begins.

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