Wikipedia Timeline of LGBT History

This is a timeline of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) related history, starting from around the 10th millennium BC to present day.Contains dates many homophobic laws were made/repealed in various countries.

From Key Stage 4 for students to navigate. Bits can be selected for use at lower key stages. Some use for all teachers.

For a detailed analysis of this site,  its functionality and usefulness please see our grading table with notes below.


  1. Provides dates and brief descriptions. Further research would be needed
  2. It’s self-explanatory
  3. Language quite complicated. Uses terms apposite to the period e.g. pederasty
  4. Links relate to individual words or phrases – not to LGBT history. One of the first links is to dildos, taking the researcher to places unsuitable for young people.
  5. Very good as a timeline. Particularly good for charting linguistic and cultural changes and the effect of the church on LGBT rights. Focuses mainly on Christian church.
  6. Not much T. Mostly about men
  7. Links highlighted in blue
  8. History, geography, English, RE