LGBTQ* History (You Might Not Know)
Homosexuality has been LEGAL in Illinois since 1962.
Let’s break this down a little bit more:
When the Stonewall Riots broke out in New York City, Illinois was the ONLY state in the entire United States where you had any type of protections.
Illinois is also also home for Harry Gerber and the first Gay and Lesbian rights organization in the United States, the Society for Human Rights (SHR).
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