LGBT World History

A Chronology from 27c BCE to 21c CE

This is a chronology of people, events and culture of interest to LGBT people. It is not a history in itself nor is it a fully comprehensive list of everyone and everything of LGBT interest in the history of the world. It has been compiled with the aim of helping LGBT people realise that their sexual orientation and gender identity is neither new nor unusual. The chronology makes clear that LGBT people have been part of humankind since the beginning of recorded history and that many of them have made huge contributions to human civilisations. Above all, it is meant as a tool to provide students of LGBT history with a launching pad from which to explore and understand the vast depth and complexity of the past of what Christopher Isherwood happily labelled ‘our tribe.’

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