1939 Gad Beck, a gay Jewish teenager living in Hitler's Germany joined the Jewish underground, smuggling food, arranging housing and helping Jews escape from Berlin, often by bribing German officials.
1955-1956 Poet Alan Ginsberg authors "Howl," which contains gay sexual imagery.
1969 Stonewall Rebellion in New York City.
1972 Two gay men and two lesbians decide to form their own synagogue in Los Angeles. Beth Chayim Chadashim holds its first service in July of 1972. In London, The Jewish Gay and...