1890s - 1950s
- 1846-Sodomy is formally outlawed in Michigan.
- 1899-Ruth Ellis is born.
- 1903-Michigan outlaws gross indecency between males.
- 1939-Michigan enacts criminal sexual psychopath law.
- 1939-Michigan outlaws gross indecency between females.
1940s-Albert Einstein has picture taken holding a puppet made by Forman Brown, an University of Michigan alum. From Dan Bessie papers.
- 1943-U.S. military bars gays and lesbians from serving in the Armed Forces. *
- 1950-Priscilla Dean headlines at Uncle Tom's Plantation in Detroit during the height of the city's black drag craze.
- 1952-American Psychiatric Association includes homosexuality under sociopathic personality disturbance in its first official list of mental disorders.
1952-Men in a chorus line from the University of Michigan Opera. From the records of the Michigan Union.
This subject guide was created by School of Information graduate student JJ Pionke MSI '13.