Events[edit | edit source]
- Sodomy is decriminalized in People's Republic of China.
- Fiji's becomes the second country in the world whose constitution explicitly protects against discrimination based on sexual orientation, although the Fijian Government does not invalidate or repeal its sodomy laws.
April[edit | edit source]
- Ellen DeGeneres' character, Ellen Morgan, comes out on TV, seen by 42 million viewers.
October[edit | edit source]
- In the United Kingdom, Home Office minister Mike O'Brien announced that same-sex partners were eligible for British residency, based on a 4 year relationship akin to marriage.
December[edit | edit source]
- Annise Parker is elected as an at-large member of the Houston City Council alongside mayoral candidate Lee P. Brown.
Births[edit | edit source]
- Christian Frates (February 18): American bisexual voice actor with autism
- Bella Thorne (October): American pansexual actress
Deaths[edit | edit source]
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- Web site for Advocate news magazine
- Google search for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender news
- Stonewall's article on immigration rights
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