1974: “Studio One” opens in West Hollywood. The labyrinthine establishment, one of the biggest of its kind (it has four bars, a dinner theater, a jewelry concession, and a game room), quickly establishes itself as L.A.’s premier gay nightclub, the disco to end all discos, drawing such celebrity regulars as Richard Chamberlain, Bette Midler, Elton John, and … Read More
1974: The Pat Collins Show, a morning program on New York’s WCBS, broadcasts live from the Continental Baths. The station only receives one complaint about the episode.
1967: In response to raids early on New Year’s Day, P.R.I.D.E. (Personal Rights in Defense and Education) stages demonstrations at Silverlake’s Black Cat Tavern. It’s the first use of the term “Pride” to become associated with LGBT rights. 1974: The “Brunswick Four” (Adrienne Potts, Pat Murphy, Sue Wells and Heather (Beyer) Elizabeth) perform a song … Read More
1974: The New Yorker publishes its first gay-themed short story, “Minor Heroism” by Allan Gurganus.