Nov. 24, 2004--Joe Perez proposes a new queer winter holiday (called "Yuletide") via a blog post on Gay Spirituality & Culture and in an op-ed to later appear in several regional GLBT newspapers.
Dec. 20, 2004--First celebrations of the new holiday begin. Although the holiday did not have the current name, it is regarded as the first celebration.
Jan. 7, 2005--The name of the holiday is changed to "Bridge of Light" and a new website launched. About 20 public endorsements are received in the following six months.
Jan. 1, 2006--Celebrations of a holiday named Bridge of Light reported. This is the second year for recognized celebrations.
Nov. 20, 2006--The date of the Bridge of Light holiday is revised. Instead of celebrating the holiday on January 1, the new proposal is to celebrate the holiday on December 31.