1975Tech. Sgt. Leonard Matlovich is discharged from the Air Force after publicly coming out as gay. He sued for reinstatement, and in 1980 a federal trial judge ordered the military to take him back and promote him. Instead, the Air Force offered to settle for $160,000, and he accepted.1983Two correctional officers at the federal prison in Marion, Ill., were killed by inmates linked with Aryan Brotherhood white supremacists. …