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National LGBT History Project – QNotes

An unlikely advocate for gay rights emerges

LGBT History Month: America’s First Equality Governor

In April of 1975, a groundbreaking event occurred in the fight for gay and lesbian equal rights. In Pennsylvania, a state not generally known for liberal politics, a courageous and progressive governor, Milton J. Shapp, signed an executive order that banned discrimination in state government.

LGBT History Month

A Time to Celebrate

Every October, the LGBTQ community takes time to recognize the people, place and events that helped shape our lives and the quest for “equality and justice for all.”