1833 — Captain Henry Nichols is hanged in England for sodomy. His entire family abandons him, refusing to see him in prison, and refusing to claim his body.
1898 — England prohibits the solicitation of sexual relations with a male by a male. This is termed 'vagrancy' by the law.
1957 — The Wolfenden Commission in England recommends the decriminalization of private, consensual sodomy.
1977 — The Michigan Department of Civil Rights makes a recommendation to repeal the state’s sodomy and gross indecency laws.