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11th Lesson Links

LGBT History Timeline

Website Resources- 8th Grade 


Website Resources - 11th Grade

These web links are organized by the themes included in the California History/Social Science Framework (2016) and by the themes used in the 11th grade curriculum guide.


General Links:


NPR Podcast about Storme DeLarverie (1920-2014) — a Black butch woman who didn't pull any punches when it came to protecting her community from violence and was present at the Stonewall Uprising.


Was Pres. James Buchanan Gay? https://potus-geeks.livejournal.com/753439.html 

Was Walt Whitman gay? https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/was-walt-whitman-gay-new-textbook-rules-spark-lgbtq-history-n821636

Was Langston Hughes gay? https://www.kappanonline.org/moorhead-lgbtq-visibility-k-12-curriculum/ 

1951 California Supreme Court case - First LGBTQ judicial court victory, Stoumen v Reilly - https://sunnysidehistory.org/2018/10/18/george-r-reilly-and-first-lgbt-legal-victory/ 

Also see:  https://daily.jstor.org/gay-bars-and-gay-rights/ 




Romantic Friendships Increase Women’s Rights (1890-1930)


Gays in the Military from the Civil War to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (1860-2010)



Harlem Renaissance: As Gay as it was Black (1917-1935)


People of the Harlem Renaissance:


Bentley, Gladys. (Pianist, Singer and Performer).


Cullen, Countee. (Poet Laureate of the Harlem Renaissance)


Hughes, Langston. (Writer and Poet. “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain.”)


Hurston, Zora Neal. (Queen of the Niggerati)


Locke, Alain. (Philosophical Architect and Herald of the Harlem Renaissance)


Rainey, Ma. (Mother of the Blues)


Smith, Bessie. (Empress of the Blues)


Waters, Ethel. (Blues Singer).


Van Vechten, Carl. (Theater Critic and Photographer)


Lesson Plan: Lesbian Blues Singers in the Harlem Renaissance


The Lavender Scare and the 1950s (1918-2011)





  • Johnson, David K. (2006). The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. 


Amendments, Laws and Court Decisions Expand Equality (1868-2015)


Documents and Court Cases:


1873 Comstock Act.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_laws.


Bowers v. Harwick (1986). The Supreme Court Landmark Cases. Public Broadcasting System.  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/rights/landmark_bowers.html .


Glenn v. Brumby (2011). Lambda Legal. http://www.lambdalegal.org/in-court/cases/glenn-v-brumby-et-al


Hollingsworth v. Perry. Scotus Blog. July 30, 2013.



Lawrence v. Kansas Legal Decision (2003). https://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/02-102.ZO.html


Macy v. Holder (2013). https://www.eeoc.gov/decisions/0120120821%20Macy%20v%20DOJ%20ATF.txt 


Macy v. Holder (2013). Transgender Law Center. http://transgenderlawcenter.org/archives/8633


Obergefell v. Hodges. Scotus Blog. June 26, 2015.



Romer v. Evans (1996). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romer_v._Evans ; CSPAN video:



Schroer v. Billington (2015). http://www.aele.org/law/2008FPFEB/schroer-billington.html

Schroer v. Billington (2015).  http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/2008/09/landmark-federal-decision-on.html


U.S. v. Windsor. SCOTUS Blog. June 26, 2013.



U.S. Constitution Fourteenth Amendment. U.S. Constitution Center. http://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/amendments/amendment-xiv




Gay Marriage: Ball, Molly. “How Gay Marriage Became a Constitutional Right.” The Atlantic. July 1, 2015. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/07/gay-marriage-supreme-court-politics-activism/397052/


Boutilier v. INS Article: Queering Immigration in the Age of Trump: A Roundtable on Boutilier v. INS. Blogpost. May 22, 2017.  http://notchesblog.com/2017/05/22/queering-immigration-in-the-age-of-trump-a-roundtable-on-boutilier-v-ins/ 


Hollingsworth v. Perry / Proposition 8 / California Ban on Same Sex Marriage / Timeline of Events.Institute of Governmental Affairs, U.C. Berkeley.



Sacks, Mike. Supreme Court Rules on Prop 8, Let’s Gay Marriage Resume in California (Hollingsworth v. Perry Decision Explained). Huffington Post. June 26, 2013.




Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA): Frequently Asked Questions. GLAAD.



Greenhouse, Linda. The Supreme Court: Homosexual Rights; Justices, 6-3, Legalize Gay Sexual Conduct in Sweeping Reversal of Court’s ’86 Ruling. New York Times. June 27, 2003. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/27/us/supreme-court-homosexual-rights-justices-6-3-legalize-gay-sexual-conduct.html?pagewanted=all


Grossman, Joanna L. The EEOC Rules That Transgender Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination: The Reasoning Behind That Decision. Verdict. May 1, 2012. https://verdict.justia.com/2012/05/01/the-eeoc-rules-that-transgender-discrimination-is-sex-discrimination


Macy, Mia. Three Years and Counting. Huffington Post. February 2, 2016. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mia-macy/three-years-and-counting_b_6978302.html




Special Forces Commander Transitions from Man to Woman. ABC News. October 21, 2005. http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1235196&page=1


Turkewitz, Julie. “Transgender Rights in the Workplace Are Still Unclear.” The Atlantic. June 21,2012.  http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/06/transgender-rights-in-the-workplace-are-still-unclear/258822/



Scientists in Queer History




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