June


● 1998.06 — The More Light Churches Network (MLCN), formalized in 1992, combines with the former Presbyterians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns to make a single organization, More Light Presbyterians.
● 2006.06.05 — President George W. Bush renews his call for passage of the Federal Marriage Amendment.
● 2014.06.05 — The Texas Republican Party state convention takes place and a draft of their 2014 platform is obtained that reveals their party’s support for gay “reparative therapy” which was adopted without allowing debate. Further, “We support the definition of marriage as a God ordained, legal and moral commitment only between a natural man and a natural woman.”
● 1954.06.07 — Mathematical and computer genius and hero Alan Turing commits suicide by cyanide poisoning, 18 months after being given a choice between two years in prison or libido-reducing hormone treatment for a year as a punishment for homosexuality.
● 1977.06.07 — Anita Bryant and Save Our Children succeed in repealing Miami law against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
● 2007.06.11 — Anti-gay legislation Republican senator, Larry Craig is arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on suspicion of lewd conduct in a men’s restroom, where he is accused of soliciting an undercover police officer for sexual activity. Craig insists upon his innocence, disputing the officer’s version of the event by stating that he merely had a “wide stance”.
● 1999.06.13 — The Vatican orders a Maryland priest and nun to end their national ministry to gays and lesbians, in service since the 1970s, because it has “strayed from church teaching that homosexual activity is immoral.”
● 1954.06.14 — The U.S. Pledge of Allegiance is modified by act of Congress from “one nation, indivisible” to “one nation under God, indivisible”.
● 2008.06.16 — Long-time partners and co-founders of Daughters of Bilitus, Phillis Lyon and Del Martin, marry.
● 2014.06.25 — A group of about 140 religious leaders and advocates for religious freedom send a letter to President Barack Obama to try and secure an exemption for faith-based groups in a pending executive order which aims to protect LGBT government contract workers from discrimination.
● 1964.06.26 — Life magazine runs a positive cover story on “Homosexuality in America”.
● 2013.06.26 — The Supreme Court of the United States strikes down Defense of Marriage Act (section 3) as unconstitutional in a 5/4 ruling. The Supreme Court also rules that those who legally defended Proposition 8 in California had no standing.
● 1969.06.27 — Police finalize preparations for their raid on Stonewall Inn. The resulting riot is a turning point in the history of the struggle for gay and lesbian rights.
● 1934.06.28 — Some 300 Nazi Party members are arrested and murdered in a purge ordered by Adolf Hitler that comes to be known as the Night of the Long Knives. The most prominent victim of the purge is SA chief Ernst Rohm, a gay man whom Hitler accuses of having formed a subversive “homosexual clique.”
● 1983.06.28 — The 14th General Synod of the UCC passes these resolutions:
→ “Report of the Task Force for the Study of Human Sexuality.” This resolution urged that attention and support be given to the development of proposals and programs to end sexual violence against men, women and children, regardless of their sexual orientation.
→ “Resolution Recommending Inclusiveness on Association Church and Ministry Committees within the United Church of Christ.”
→ “Resolution in Response to the Concerns of Same-gender Oriented Persons and their Families within the United Church of Christ.”
→ “Resolution on the Institutionalized Homophobia within the United Church of Christ.”
● 2010.06.28 — The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez that public universities may refuse to recognise student organizations with discriminatory membership policies.
● 1991.06.29 — Gage Park in Topeka Kansas is the site of the first picket conducted by Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church for what they call “The Great Gage Park Decency Drive,” seeking a crack down on alleged homosexuals cruising for sex in the park. ● 2008.06.29 — Conservative Anglicans indicate that they plan to split from liberal Anglicans in “The Jerusalem Declaration”.
● 1984.06.30 — The Unitarian Church votes to recognize and approve gay and lesbian “union” ceremonies.