- 1970-Gay Liberation Movement registers as a student group at Michigan State University.
- 1971-Gay Liberation Front organizes at Wayne State University.
- 1971-Gayle Rubin calls a meeting of Ann Arbor lesbians, resulting in formation of the Radicalesbians at the University of Michigan.
- 1971-University of Michigan hires Jim Toy and Cyndi Gair as first human sexuality advocates.
- 1972-Ann Arbor celebrates first officially designated Gay Pride Week in the US.
- 1972-Ann Arbor Council adopts ordinance protecting individuals from discrimination based on sexual preference.
- 1972-Detroit's first gay community center opens during Christopher Street celebrations.
- 1972-First statewide gay pride march held in Detroit.
- 1972-East Lansing becomes first city to ban anti-gay bias in city hiring. *
- 1973-American Psychiatric Association removes homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. *
- 1973-Ann Arbor City Council members Nancy Wechsler and Jerry DeGrieck come out at a meeting.
1970-Letter from Professor F.N. Menefee urging President Fleming to not support the Gay Liberation Movement. Office of the President, box .
1970-University of Michigan President Robben Fleming denies Gay Liberation Front use of campus facilities for gay conference. Letter from President Fleming in the Office of the President Collection.
1970-Long letter of protest, including cartoons, one of which is pictured here, that admonish the Board of Regents for allowing homosexuals onto campus. From the Office of the President Collection.
1970-The Office of Student Affairs compiles a table of information pertaining
to homosexual groups at other Big Ten schools. From the Office of the President Collection.
1970-Cover art for the Bulletin of the I.S. Gay Caucus No. 1 Oct. 1970 features two drawn older men holding hands and looking at each other. From the John Kavanaugh Collection.
1970-Poster encouraging lesbians to contact the Lesbian Advocate's Office. From the Jim Toy Collection.
1974-Jerry DeGrieck and Nancy Wechsler do not run for re-election. Article from the Human Rights Party Collection.
- 1974-Kathy Kozachenko is elected as an open lesbian to the Ann Arbor City Council.
- 1975-Collective organizes A Woman's Bookstore, later Womanspace, in Ann Arbor.
- 1975-Graduate employees at the University of Michigan secure protections for gays in union contract.
After 1975-Poster soliciting people to be on the U of M Gay Task Force. From the Daniel Tsang Collection.
1976-Graduate employees and the University of Michigan have a misunderstanding about the non-discrimination clause of the new contract. GEO, U Argue Sex Claus and Fire-Breathing Stud In Dress? swell as the Letter of Understanding that was added to the contract from Daniel Tsang Collection.
- 1976-First Michigan Womyn's Music Festival is held on original site in Hesperia.
- 1976-Gay Community Center opens on S. Forest in Ann Arbor.
- 1977-Michigan State University includes sexual orientation in its non-discrimination policy.
- 1977-Michigan's first transgender organization Crossroads is founded for Flint and Detroit area crossdressers.
- 1979-Hundreds from Michigan take part in the first National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights.
1977-President Carter changes Billie Edwards' dishonorable discharge from the Marines in 1967 due to sexual orientation to an honorable discharge, backdated. Discharge paper from the Billie Edwards Collection.
1978-Growing Up Gay pamphlet.
1979-Border Guards HarassWomen on their way to the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. Article from the Douglass Haller Collection.
This subject guide was created by School of Information graduate student JJ Pionke MSI '13.