If you were unaware of this, October is LGBT History month. I am no where near educated enough to provide insight to events that have taken place with regards to our past. As is, even currently, equality is not any where near where we should be as a society. Our current timeline of events have been harsh and cruel to say the least. However with some very strong people leading the way, there have been many victories as well. Some resources for events or just simply a history lesson, here a couple sites that I found informative:
I found a personal blog that regularly updates with LGBT historic events over at: GayWrites.org
There is the GLSEN.org site that gives historic details that I never even heard of before recently.
I do want to point out that one of the events that started off the modern LGBT movement was an annual protest event called The Reminder that took place each July 4 at Independence Hall in Philadelphia starting in 1965. The Stonewall Riots took place on June 28, 1969 to which the final Reminder protest happened one week later. The two leading figures during the Stonewall Riots were trans women Marsha P. Johnson and Silvia Rivera. Both women are sometimes ignored or completely forgotten when discussing this affair. I consider both to be such heroic women.