- The Committee for the Reform of Sexual Criminal Laws disbands.
- Around this year, Jackie Shane moves to Montreal.
- Frank Kameny’s appeals about his firing under the Lavender Scare reach the Supreme Court. The Court decides against Kameny.
- Kurt Hiller tries unsuccessfully to restart the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee.
- Jackie Shane moves to Toronto and becomes an instant legend in the developing R&B scene. Her first recordings are published — including “Any Other Way.”
- Craig Rodwell begins dating Harvey Milk.
- Marsha P. Johnson moves to New York City.
- The shared tomb of Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum is discovered by Egyptologist Ahmed Moussa.
- As part of the Florida Lavender Scare, the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee publishes the “Purple Pamphlet”.
- Marsha P. Johnson graduates high school and moves to New York City.
- Craig Rodwell moves back to New York City after traveling for a couple of years and begins volunteering with the Mattachine Society.
- Dante Gill turns to a full time career in crime.
- September 19: Craig Rodwell and several other activists stage a protest against the military’s exclusion of homosexual people.
- October 18: Pope Paul VI officially saints the Uganda Martyrs.
- Bob Dylan mentions Ma Rainey in his song “Tombstone Blues” — placing her alongside Beethoven.
- Jackie Shane performs “Walking the Dog” on Night Train.
- Dung Hà is born.
- The Florida Legislative Investigation Committee is disbanded due to controversy over the Purple Pamphlet, ending their Lavender Scare.
- April 17 & 18: 40 LGBTQ+ activists protest in Washington D.C. in regards to Cuba’s policies on homosexuality. It is — at the time — the largest organized LGBT protest in history. Other activists in New York City, led by Craig Rodwell, stage a simultaneous protest.
- April 25: A Dewey’s Lunch Counter in Philadelphia refuses to serve LGBTQ+ people — denying service to 150 people in just one day. This sparks a sit-in protest.
- May 2: A second sit-in protest occurs at Dewey’s Lunch Counter.
- July 4: The first of the Annual Reminders is held in Philadelphia.
- April 21: Craig Rodwell and John Timmons lead a sip-in protest at Julian’s.
- July 4: The second Annual Reminder is held in Philadelphia.
- August: Police attempt to arrest peaceful protesters outside Compton’s Cafeteria in San Francisco. The protest turns into a riot.
- November: The Black Cat Tavern is established.
- Jackie Shane re-releases “Any Other Way.”
- January 1: The Black Cat Tavern is raided by police — the patrons riot.
- February 11: The LBTQ+ communiy of L.A. stages simultaneous protests across the city in response to the Black Cat raid.
- March 17: Danny Garvin is discharged from the Navy.
- July 4: The third Annual Reminder is held in Philadelphia.
- November: Craig Rodwell opens the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop and founds the Homophile Youth Movement in Neighborhoods (HYMN).
- Mariasilvia Spolato participates in the Italian civil liberation movement.
- Craig Rodwell begins publishing HYMNAL.
- July 4: The fourth Annual Reminder is held in Philadelphia.
- Canada decriminalizes homosexuality.
- Jackie Shane released “Cruel Cruel World” — her last single.
- Rose Cleveland‘s letters to Evangeline Whipple are donated to the Minnesota Historical Society.
- June 28: The Stonewall Riots. Police raid the Stonewall Inn — the patrons resist, sparking a multi-night riot on Christopher Street in New York City.
- July 4: The final Annual Reminder is held in Philadelphia.