1970-1979 - 1970-1979

1970: The first “Gay Liberation Day March” is held in NYC

1970: Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are co -founders of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR)

1970 (c): The HIV virus jumped from the Caribbean to the US around 1970 and triggered the country’s AIDS epidemic of the 1980s

1970: Title X was created to provide affordable birth control and reproductive health care to people with low incomes, who couldn’t otherwise afford these services on their own.

1972: Dolores Huerta, labor and civil rights activist coins, ‘ Si Se Puede.’

1972: Title IX of the Education Amendments prohibits sex discrimination in all aspects of education programs that receive federal support.

1973: APA removes homosexuality from its official list of psychiatric disorders, the DSM-II

1973: Landmark Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade makes abortion legal. 

1976: Negro History Week becomes Black History Month

1976: Executive Order 9066 is rescinded

1977: Harvey Milk becomes the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in CA

1978: Asian-Pacific Heritage Week proclaimed