Timeline of 2009 LGBT Anniversaries, Part 1 of 4
From 2416 BC to 1789 AD.
In the forty years since the Stonewall riots, and the emergence of the gay liberation movement, a process of historical archaeology has been underway. Its aim has been to make the hidden past visible. This timeline of anniversaries is a look into what we now know of this hidden past, and also the revealed present.
529 AD, Justinian decreed that persons who engaged in homosexual sex were to be executed. He believed that homosexual activity was the chief cause of earthquakes.