Pride month

On May 31st, 1990 The WHO removed homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. Find out how you can help protect people's rights this upcoming Pride month.

Here are some interesting things that happened on this day in history over the next week starting on May 27th.

May 27, 1937:

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, officially opened to pedestrian traffic. Known for its striking International Orange color, it quickly became a symbol of engineering prowess and American innovation. Now orange color is a striking image of a former American president. Before it opened to vehicles the following day, over 200,000 people walked, ran, and even roller-skated across it.

For more facts about the Golden Gate Bridge check out our post


May 28, 1937:

Volkswagen, the German car manufacturer, was founded. Its name, which means “The People’s Car” in German, reflected its mission to produce affordable automobiles. This led to the creation of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, a staple in car history with over 21 million units sold.

Speaking of beetles. What do you call a beetle that can dance? A jitterbug!


May 29, 1953:

Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Their achievement was a monumental moment in mountaineering history and inspired many future expeditions to the Himalayas. It also inspired plenty of countless people to say, “F*** that, I can barely get to the gym”


May 30, 1967:

The Beatles released their groundbreaking album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” It became an instant cultural touchstone, lauded for its innovative production, eclectic mix of genres, and artistic ambition, influencing countless musicians and altering the course of popular music. It also scared millions of balloons because the only music balloons are scared of is pop music.


May 31, 1889:

The World Health Organization (WHO) removes homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. This decision marks a significant step forward in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and recognition.

LGBT+ rights are currently under assault again. Find out how you can help at and make sure to register to vote at


June 1, 1980:

CNN (Cable News Network), the first 24-hour television news network, was launched by Ted Turner. CNN transformed news consumption by providing up-to-the-minute global coverage, making it a trailblazer in the media industry. Years later CNN anchor Jeffrey Toobin was caught masturbating during a Zoom call with his colleagues. Now that’s news!


June 2, 1953:

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey, she would Queen-tinue to reign for 70 years. The coronation was the first to be televised, allowing millions worldwide to witness the ceremony in real-time, symbolizing the modernization of the British monarchy.

Why do queens carry umbrellas? Just in case it reigns!

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