Tag: Marriage

March 1 in LGBTQ History

1977: Blueboy Forum, which bills itself as the U.S.’s first gay-oriented TV show, debuts on New York cable. 2012: Maryland passes legislation to legalize gay marriage, becoming the eighth state to do so.

February 20 in LGBTQ History

1982: An article in the medical journal “Lancet” suggests that there is evidence to show inhaling poppers damages the immune system. 2004: Victoria Dunlap, Republican county clerk of rural Sandoval County, New Mexico, began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing lack of legal grounds for denial. 2004: King Norodom Sihanouk, constitutional monarch of Cambodia, … Read More

February 14 in LGBTQ History

1984: In Sydney, Australia, Elton John marries recording tech Renate Blauel.  Close friends claim he has found “a cover, not a lover.” 1988: Three lesbian guests on The Oprah Winfrey Show are introduced as “women who hate men.”

February 13 in LGBTQ History

1972: The film version of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret, based on Christopher Isherwood’s writings about his time in pre-WWII Berlin, has its world premiere in New York City. Unlike the stage version, the film version adheres slightly more closely to the source material and portrays Michael York’s character, Brian (based on Isherwood himself), bisexual. 1990: Thirteen … Read More

February 12 in LGBTQ History

1976: Gay actor, Sal Mineo, is stabbed to death in the garage of his West Hollywood apartment building at 8569 Holloway Drive.  He is only 37 years old.  The crime goes unsolved for a number of years until his murderer, Lionel Ray Williams, is caught and convicted. 1982: Making Love opens nationwide.  Producers timed the release of the film with … Read More

January 26 in LGBTQ History

1971: Look magazine includes a gay couple from Minnesota – Jack Baker and Mike McConnell as part of that week’s cover article on “The American Family”.  Baker and McConnell are also noteworthy as they are the first same-sex couple in the U.S. to be granted a marriage license.

January 11 in LGBTQ History

1973: “An American Family“, a documentary series focusing on the Loud family of Santa Barbara, CA, premieres on PBS.  Not only does it presage the era of reality TV, son Lance Loud comes out publicly on the show, characterizing himself as “Homo of the Year.” 1984: The Wall Street Journal allows staff writers to now use the word … Read More

January 8 in LGBTQ History

1978: Harvey Milk makes national news when he is sworn in as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. 1979: Acting San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein names Harry Britt to fill the vacant Board of Supervisor’s seat left empty by the assassination of Harvey Milk. 2004: The New Jersey legislature passes a bill … Read More

January 1 in LGBTQ History

1962: Illinois repeals its sodomy laws, becoming the first U.S. state to decriminalize homosexuality. 1965: San Francisco police arrest gay and lesbian party-goers at a fund-raising ball for the Council on Religion and the Homosexual, held at California Hall. 1967: In the first hour of the new year, a raid occurs at the Black Cat … Read More

December 18 in LGBTQ History

1980: The New York State Court of Appeals abolishes the state’s sodomy laws. 1982: The Quebec government overwhelmingly approves a measure that gives domestic partners of gays and lesbians legal protection and access to economic benefits previously restricted to straights. 1984: The Times of Harvey Milk wins the New York Critics’ Award for Best Documentary of … Read More

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