1973: The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the constitutionality of Florida’s sodomy laws.
1980: Barney Frank (D, Mass.) is elected to his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Massachusetts’s 4th congressional district. He continues to serve to this day and has announced his retirement from Congress at the conclusion of his term in 2013.
1975: Kennedy’s Children, by gay playwright Robert Patrick, opens on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre. It runs for 72 performances. The Lavender Effect is very proud to have had Robert (who now lives in Los Angeles) participate in our Queer Time Capsule at Models of Pride 2012. 1975: The Wall Street Journal runs a front page … Read More
1977: Though not officially incorporated until 1978, SAGE-Senior Action in a Gay Environment-is founded on this date in NYC with the goal of improving the lives of LGBTQ Seniors. Today their acronym stands for “Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders” and they’re still doing important work across the country for senior members of our community. –Source: Rutledge, Leigh W. The Gay … Read More
1972: That Certain Summer, a made-for-TV movie about a teenage son learning about his divorced father’s homosexuality, airs on ABC.