Today in LGBT History – December 13

Thank you, Alabama! Dem. Doug Jones wins because African American women voted! Ha!

I invite you to go to Kelly’s and my Facebook page cleverly called Resist with Kelly and Ronni. Also, use Resistbot on your phones to text your legislators. Just text to 50409 and type resist. They’ll guide you through the rest.

Today in LGBT History – December 13

1973 – Washington, D.C.’s Title 34 makes discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation illegal.

1999 – Vice President Al Gore announces that he was opposed to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy and, if elected, would propose legislation to end discrimination against gays and lesbians in the military.

1999 – US Defense Secretary William Cohen orders a full review of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. The policy had recently been criticized for creating a hostile environment. 

2002, Belgium – The Belgium Senate approves same-sex marriage, making Belgium the second country to do so.

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(Historical information obtained from a variety of sources including QUIST at,, Lavender Effect,, Arron’s Gay Info, All Things Queer, RS Levinson, Amara Das Wilhelm, Safe Schools Coalition, and/or Wikipedia. If you wish to edit an item or add an item, please send an email to me at Thanks!)

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