– The trial of Oscar Wilde results in his being prosecuted under the Criminal Law Amendment Act for "gross indecency" and sentenced to two years hard labor in prison. In Brazil Adolfo Caminha publishes his controversial novel Bom- Crioulo (in English:The Black Man and the Cabin Boy) with homosexuality at its. Twenty-five years after the ban on lesbians and gays in the military was lifted, there is much to celebrate. November 23, pm EST. Since , the ADF has permitted members to march in uniform in Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Daniel Munoz/Reuters. 50 Years of Gays in the Media & in the Streets: The 's. June 25, | inQueery | Add Comments». J.J Medina returns with another overview of a decade that's upheld as the pinnacle of nostalgia by Millennials. But what about LGBT representation in the media and larger society? Read on to refresh your memory.