December 31 in LGBTQ History December 31, 2012 Michael Annetta Comment 1969: The Cockettes, a transvestite acting troupe credited with defining the “gender fuck” look of the 1970s, premieres their act in San Francisco. 1990: Openly gay actor Ian McKellen is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Share this:TweetRedditShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.