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Historical Calendar - August 4th

  • 1921 - The British House of Commons votes, 148 to 53, to penalize lesbians in the same way as male homosexuals. The Bill is sent to the House of Lords where it is rejected.
  • 1983 - The Eighth Annual National Reno Gay Rodeo opens under threats of snipers. Snipers do not appear, and 20,000 plus enjoy the festivities.
  • 1990 - Gay Games III opens in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • 1995 - President William J. Clinton signs Executive Order 12968 which forbids discrimination in determining security clearly exclusively on the basis of sexual orientation.

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