LGBT+ History ‘True or False’ Quiz

February is LGBT History Month! See how much you know about LGBT+ history with our true or false quiz. Answers at the bottom of the page!

1. Sweden was first country in the world to allow transgender people to legally change their sex

2. Some of the world’s oldest rock paintings showed two men having sex

3. The World Health Organisation denounced homosexuality as an illness in 1980

4. The world’s first openly gay doll was called Gay Bob

5. France decriminalised same-sex sexual activity in 1971

6. According to Popular Music, a music journal, the song most commonly identified as a gay anthem is ‘Vogue’ by Madonna

7. Even though homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK in 1967, it was still illegal in the Isle of Man until 1994

8. The original Pride flag included two additional colours

1. True!

This was back in 1972 and they also provided free hormone therapy!

2. True!

They were discovered in Sicily and were made about 10,000 years ago!

3. False!

This only happened in 1990.

4. True!

Gay Bob was created in 1977. He wore a flannel shirt, tight jeans and cowboy boots. He had one ear pierced. Bob’s box was shaped like a closet and the strapline on the box read “Come out of the closet with Gay Bob!”

5. False!

It was in fact 1791! France was the first Western European country to decriminalise homosexual acts between consenting adults.

6. False!

It was ‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. It was described as "a classic emblem of gay culture in the post-Stonewall and AIDS eras and arguably disco’s greatest anthem."

7. True!

Even though it the Isle of Man is a UK Crown Dependency homosexuality was still illegal there until 1994 under Sodomy laws.

8. True!

The pride flag was originally created in the 1970s and designed in San Francisco by Gilbert Baker. The original flag had with eight different colours; hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sun, green for nature, turquoise for the arts, indigo for harmony and violet for spirit. However, because it was cheaper to produce with fewer colours, later editions of the flag had no hot pink or turquoise.

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