October is Black History Month in the UK and LGBT History Month in the US, so here’s another quiz for you.
Below is a
list of years. Below that is a list of events in lgbt history. Can you match up
the event to the correct year? Only one event in given for each year. In
celebration of Black History Month the first ten questions are on black lgbt
Fashanu becomes the first black footballer to be a million pound transfer in UK
first season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” airs on US television.
celebrates the 50th anniversary of the canonisation of 22 boys and
men murdered by the paedophile King of Buganda because they refused to have sex
Winfield, one of those actors whose face you recognise but can never remember
the name, co-stars in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”.
singer-songwriter Frank Ocean comes out as bisexual.
Dickerson is the first black American bodybuilder to win the Mr America title.
tops the disco dance charts with “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”.
Lewis is commissioned by former US President Ulysses S. Grant to sculpt his
UK holds its first Black Pride festival.
Alan Rogers becomes the first known US lgbt victim of the conflict in Iraq.
Banneker – farmer, astronomer and surveyor – produces the first astronomical
almanac to be published by a black American.
Ian McKellen comes out on a BBC radio discussion programme.
Edward II’s lover, Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, is murdered.
becomes Emperor of Rome.
DeGeneres comes out on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.
International becomes the first transgender winner of the Eurovision Song
US military policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is repealed.
Baker, designer of the first Rainbow Pride flag in 1978, is born.
Elton John writes the song “Candle in the Wind” which he later performs at the
funeral of Princess Diana in 1997.
equestrian Robert Dover competes in the first of his record-breaking 6
appearances by an lgbt athlete at the Olympic Games.
I’ll give the
answers next week.