Queer History: June Part One

Welcome to Queer History for the first half of June! Let’s get to it.

June 3, 2009 – Marriage equality signed into law in New Hampshire.

June 5, 1981 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publish first official documentation of AIDS.

June 7, 1954 – English mathematician and computer genius Alan Turing dies from cyanide poisoning. See Courtney’s wonderful post about Turing here.

June 14, 1961 – English musician Boy George is born.

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.

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Will is the admin of Queereka, part of the Skepchick network. They are a cultural/medical anthropologist who works at the intersections of sex/gender, sexuality, health, and education. Their other interests include politics, science studies, popular culture, and public perceptions and understandings of anthropology. Follow them on Twitter at @anthrowill and Facebook at facebook.com/anthrowill.

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