December 17 in LGBTQ History

1969: Falsetto singer Tiny Tim, perceived by many to be gay because of his voice and mannerisms, marries his girlfriend, Miss Vicki on national television.

1970: Nine leaders of the women’s liberation movement – including Gloria Steinem and Susan Brownmiller – hold a press conference in NYC to express their “solidarity with the struggle of homosexuals to attain their liberation in a sexist society.”

1982: Tootsie, in which Dustin Hoffman cross-dresses as a woman to get acting work, premieres. It goes on to become a comedy film classic.

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