Tag: 1958

September 20 in LGBTQ History

1958: In New York City, lesbians, including Barbara Gittings, hold the first Daughters of Bilitis New York meeting at the offices of the Mattachine Society of New York. The chapter is the first lesbian organization on the East Coast. 1973: In Houston, Billie Jean King defeats “male chauvinist” Bobby Riggs in tennis’ “Battle of the Sexes” … Read More

May 4 in LGBTQ History

1958: Gay artist and icon Keith Haring is born. 1993: Tony Kushner’s Gay Fantasia on National Themes,  “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” opens on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

January 13 in LGBTQ History

1958: In the landmark case One, Inc. v. Olesen, the United States Supreme Court rules in favor of the First Amendment rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) magazine “One: The Homosexual Magazine.” 1983: A lesbian couple, Zandra Rolon and Deborah Johnson, are refused service when they try to sit in the romantic … Read More