Just as it's good to celebrate where LBGT people stand today with regard to contemporary issues such as marriage equality now largely impartially reported upon in the headlines of major newspapers across the country, it's just as instructive to remember not too long ago, those headlines were a bit different. In May of 1953, the New York Times ran an article entitled "Perverts Called Government Peril: G.O.P Chief Says They Are As Dangerous as Reds."
Looking at the news, you'd think that all the gay news there is, is about marriage. It has been an exciting year and a half since the tide turned in the 2012 election, with three states approving same-sex marriage. And then, a year ago this June 26, the Windsor case was decided by the Supreme Court, the hated "Defense of Marriage Act," or DOMA was essentially overturned, and the floodgates opened.