1939 Autobiography

The River of Pride Frances V Rummell

Frances V. Rummell, an educator and a teacher of French at Stephens College, published an autobiography under the title Diana: A Strange Autobiography; it was the first explicitly lesbian autobiography in which two women end up happily together.[ This autobiography was published with a note saying, “The publishers wish it expressly understood that this is a true story, the first of its kind ever offered to the general reading public”

More Diverse Congress

Kyrsten Sinema The river of Pride

Kyrsten Lea Sinema  is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as the U.S. Representative from Arizona’s 9th congressional district from 2013 to 2019. She previously served in both chambers of the Arizona State Legislature, having been elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2004 and the Arizona Senate in 2010.

Sinema began her political career as an activist for the Green Party before joining the Arizona Democratic Party in 2004. In the 2012 elections, she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming the first openly bisexual member of Congress in the history of the United States.

Worldwide Laws Regarding Same Sex

The River of Pride LGBTQQIP2SAA+ World Laws Relationship

Worldwide laws regarding same-sex intercourse and freedom of expression and association

Same-sex intercourse legal   

Blue – Marriage

Light Blue – Marriage recognized but not performed

Blue – Civil unions and registered partnerships

Lavender – Unregistered Cohabitation1

Gray – Same-sex unions not recognized

Tan – Laws restricting freedom of expression and association

Same-sex intercourse illegal

Yellow – Illegal, although no arrests for same-sex intercourse for the last three years

Orange – Imprisonment   

Red – Up to Life imprisonment   

Brown – Up to Death Penalty

Rings indicate areas where local judges have granted/denied marriages or imposed the death penalty in a jurisdiction where that is not otherwise the law and/or areas with a case-by-case application.
*Some jurisdictions in this category may currently have other types of partnerships.

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