Queer History: May
Welcome to Queer History! Queer History will be a bi-monthly feature highlighting important days in queer history from around the world during the month.
The beginning of May is not exactly chockfull of queer historical events, but I did manage to find a couple of dates of interest.
First week of May, 1970 – Morris Knight leads the Los Angeles Gay Liberation Front (GLF) in a zap of American Psychiatric Association conference in San Francisco, interrupting a film on electroshock therapy as a method for changing sexual orientation with a protest. Many psychiatrists spent an hour talking to them and invited them to a future conference to talk about homosexuality. This protest started the conversations that led to the removal of homosexuality from the DSM in 1973.
*Featured Image is of the Supremo Tribunal Federal in Brazil.
Queer History is a bi-monthly feature that highlights important moments in queer history. If you know of an important historical moment that you want highlighted, please feel free to submit it using the contact form.