Pride and prejudice: A history of the relationship between gay and lesbian Catholics and their church
1969: Dignity, the first group for gay and lesbian Catholics, is founded. The Stonewall Riots, considered the beginning of the gay rights movement, follow a police raid on a gay bar in Greenwich Village.
1973: The American Psychiatric Association votes to remove homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.
1974: The National Federation of Priests Councils and the National Coalition of American Nuns adopts a platform supporting the “civil rights of homosexual persons.”