June 9 in LGBTQ History

1983: Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli comes out in an interview with The Advocate, saying, “I’m gay…. This is the first time I’ve talked about it openly. I don’t like to talk about my sexual inclinations. People are not special because they like one thing better than another in bed.”

1990: John Brownell, deputy managing editor of The Los Angeles Times, dies of AIDS at the age of thirty-three.

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