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The following is a timeline of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) history in the 21st century.

Worldwide laws regarding same-sex intercourse, unions and expression
Same-sex intercourse illegal. Penalties:
  Death
  Prison; death not enforced
  Death under militias
  Prison, with arrests or detention
  Prison, not enforced1
Same-sex intercourse legal. Recognition of unions:
  Extraterritorial marriage2
  Limited foreign
  Optional certification
  None
  Restrictions of expression
Rings indicate local or case-by-case application.
1No imprisonment in the past three years or moratorium on law.
2Marriage not available locally. Some jurisdictions may perform other types of partnerships.

2000s

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

In 2006, Kim Coco Iwamoto became the first transgender official to win statewide office in Hawaii.

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2007

2008

2009

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir became the prime minister of Iceland in 2009, and thus became the first openly gay head of government in modern times.

2010

2011

2012

Kyrsten Sinema became the first openly bisexual person elected to the U.S. Congress in 2012.

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, United Kingdom got its first youth provision specifically aimed at LGBTQ+ young people. [1] Archived 4 September 2019 at the Wayback Machine LGBT Melton was established on 21 January and opened its doors for the first time a few weeks later on 6 March. LGBT Melton was founded by Anthony Marvin who has been recognised for his efforts and his support for the LGBTQ+ by receiving the Leicester Pride Unsung Hero Award. LGBT Melton has expanded its services to the wider county of Leicestershire and Rutland.

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

See also

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