Tag: 1964

November 16 in LGBTQ History

1964: Randy Wicker is a guest on The Les Crane Show, becoming the first openly gay person to appear on national television. Following the show, Wicker is barraged by hundreds of letters from isolated lesbians and gay men across the country.

September 19 in LGBTQ History

1964: Organized by activist Randy Wicker, a small group picketed New York City’s Whitehall Street Induction Center after the confidentiality of gay men’s draft records was violated. This action has been identified as the first gay rights demonstration in the United States. 1970: In Sydney, Australia, John Ware and Christabel Poll, founders of the newly … Read More

September 12 in LGBTQ History

1964: Chip Kidd, U.S. Author, Editor, and Graphic Designer, perhaps best known for the iconic cover of the novel Jurassic Park  and Batman: Black and White, is born near West Lawn, Pennsylvania. 1970: Lola, the Kinks song about transvestism enters the Billboard Top 40, where it stays for 12 weeks. 1992: Anthony Perkins, star of Hitchcock’s Psycho, dies in Hollywood … Read More