Pride rewind: A look back through time


December 1924

The Society for Human Rights is founded in Chicago. This is the first documented gay rights organization.

June 1969

The Stonewall riots erupt in New York City. This riot is considered the first major protest for equal rights for gay people and the impetus for the gay civil rights movement in the U.S.

June 1978

Gilbert Back designs and stitches together the first rainbow flag, meant to be a symbol of pride and hope for the LGBTQ+ community.

October 2009

President Barack Obama signs the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law, making hate crimes based on sexual orientation or gender identity a federal crime.

June 2015

In the landmark case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the 14th Amendment requires all states to license same-sex marriages and to recognize all marriages that were lawful performed out-of-state.

January 2021

Gunn Student Executive Council hosts its first Titan Pride Week online.

September 2022

A gender-neutral locker room at Gunn is made available to students.