1969: Students found the University of Chicago Gay Liberation Front, the City of Chicago's first gay liberation organization.
1984: OutLaw, the organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied law students at the University of Chicago Law School, is founded.
1991: The University of Chicago hires George Chauncey, becoming the second university in the country to offer a tenure-track position to someone with a gay history thesis.
1992: The University of Chicago becomes one of the first schools to offer domestic partnership benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
1996: The Center for Gender Studies is established.
1997: Led by George Chauncey and Elizabeth Povinelli, the Center for Gender Studies founds the Lesbian and Gay Studies Project.
1998: The University of Chicago adds sexual orientation to its non-discrimination policy.
2001: Kathy Forde and Jim Howley establish the LGBTQ Mentoring Program.
2004: The University of Chicago creates the LGBTQ programming internship position.
2006: The University of Chicago adds gender identity to its non-discrimination policy.
2006: The University of Chicago hosts the swimming and martial arts competitions of the 2006 Gay Games.
2008: 5710 S. Woodlawn opens with offices for the Office of LGBTQ Student Life and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, as well as a new LGBTQ Lounge.
2008: Office of LGBTQ Student Life is established. Jeffrey Howard is hired as the founding Director for the Office of LGBTQ Student Life.
2008: The University of Chicago adopts the gender-neutral Open Housing policy.
2009: The LGBT Alumni Network for the University is established.
2013: The University launches the Preferred Name Policy, allowing students to choose their preferred name to be used on Chalk, Grade Rosters, Class Rosters, and the Online Directory.
2014: LGBTQ Student Life begins offering the Safe Space program, creating an ally development training for university community members.