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Can you name the people, places, and things in this timeline of significant events in gay rights history?

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Under the reign of this British king, 'buggery' becomes a capital offense.1533
In Great Britain, he is found guilty of 'gross indecency' and is sentenced to two years of hard labor.May 25, 1895
This German sexologist helps to found the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee, the world's first gay rights organization.May 15, 1897
The 'Society for' this 2-word phrase is chartered, becoming the first recognized gay rights org in America; a similarly-named 'Campaign' carries on their work today.December 10, 1924
In a letter to an American woman whose son is gay, this Austrian writes: 'Homosexuality...is nothing to be ashamed of...It cannot be classified as an illness.'April 9, 1935
This military conscription registration system's 'Medical Circular No. 1' instructs that homosexuals are not to be inducted into the armed forces of the United States.May 19, 1941
Along with Pomeroy and Martin, he publishes 'Sexual Behavior in the Human Male.'1948
In Denmark, she becomes the first person to undergo sex reassignment surgery following a series of hormonal treatments.1952
The first issue of this LGBT magazine is published in Los Angeles.September 1967
These New York City riots occur.June 28, 1969
Speaking as 'Dr. H. Anonymous,' Dr. John Fryer's address at the annual meeting of this organization is instrumental in getting homosexuality removed from its 'DSM-II.'May 1-5, 1972
Her 'Save Our Children' coalition is successful in repealing a Dade County (FL) ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.June 7, 1977
This member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, along with mayor George Moscone, is assassinated by Dan White.Novmber 27, 1978
This Massachusetts representative comes out in a speech on the floor of the US House, in the process becoming the first openly gay member of Congress.July 20, 1983
Journalist Randy Shilts publishes this book, a chronicle of the AIDS epidemic; the title refers to a popular story about an event during the sinking of the 'Titanic.'1987
In 'Science,' Dr. Simon LeVay publishes research which suggests that homosexual men exhibit a biological difference in this brain structure.August 30, 1991
In 'Romer v. Evans,' the US Supreme Court strikes down an anti-gay ammendment to the constitution of this 'Centennial State.'May 20, 1996
President Bill Clinton signs this act, giving states the option to not recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.September 21, 1996
This namesake of a 2009 law dies five days after the beating that left him in a coma; his murder inspires 'The Laramie Project.'October 12, 1998
This European country becomes the first to legally allow same-sex marriage.April 1, 2001
Ruling on this case, the US Supreme Court strikes down a Texas sodomy law, effectively decriminalizing homosexuality in the United States.June 26, 2003
This state issues its first marriage license to a same-sex couple, becoming the first state in the US to do so.May 17, 2004
This country becomes the first nation in Africa to allow legal same-sex marriages.November 30, 2006
California voters pass this controversial ballot measure, ammending the state constitution to prohibit same-sex marriage.November 4, 2008
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is sworn in as Prime Minister of this nation, becoming the first openly gay head of state in modern history.February 1, 2009
President Barack Obama signs the repeal of this controversial military policy.December 22, 2010

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