US Presidents Decoded: 49 Milestones in LGBT History

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RONALD REAGAN, 40TH US PRESIDENT (1981-1989) 	1981 An unknown but deadly virus—later recognized as AIDS—begins to spread through the gay community. 	1982 Wisconsin is the first state to pass a gay and lesbian civil rights bill. 	1988 First National Coming Out Day takes place—later becomes National Coming Out Week.

RONALD REAGAN, 40TH US PRESIDENT (1981-1989) 1981 An unknown but deadly virus—later recognized as…