James Lewis Stoll, M. January 18, — December 8, , a Unitarian Universalist minister, is the first ordained minister of an established denomination to come out as gay. He leads the effort that convinced the Unitarian Universalist Association to pass their first-ever gay rights resolution in It later became True Colors bookstore with a labrys acting as the "T," but has since closed. Her class, entitled "Social Movement: Gay Liberation" was offered through the Experimental College.
It soon evolved into a student group called The Gay Liberation Forum, the first gay and lesbian group on campus. After years of struggle the group was finally recognized by USC in It continues today under the name Queer and Ally Student Assembly. It was the first social service center for lesbian women in the country.
Their listing in the phone book was the first time the word "Gay" had ever appeared in the directory. It was promoted with an advertising campaign unprecedented for a pornographic feature, premiered in New York City in and was an immediate critical and commercial success. Toklas Democratic Club, founded by political activist Jim Foster , took place in San Francisco , on Valentine's Day , becoming the country's first gay Democratic political club.
The first gay rights legislation enacted in America: March 7 , , the East Lansing, Michigan , city council approved by a vote of 4-to-1 an act declaring the city must seek to "employ the best applicant for each vacancy on the basis of his [sic] qualifications for the job and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex or homosexuality.
Both would come out as gay in Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern would endorse gay rights , the first US presidential candidate in history to do so; party stalwarts would denounce him. John Hospers — first openly gay man to run for president of the United States  with the newly formed Libertarian Party,  and first to receive an electoral vote albeit from a faithless elector.
William Johnson became the first openly gay person to be ordained in a mainline Protestant denomination, the United Church of Christ. They both graduated from the University of Michigan. They came out in at a City Council meeting in October when the Chief of Police was in attendance. An anti-gay act at a local bar had occurred the night before, which was prohibited by the recently passed Human Rights Ordinance, and they wanted to ask the Chief of Police why the Police who were called to the scene did not seem to be aware of the contents of the ordinance.
Mitchell's lover from moving in with her and the children. She addressed the convention in support of the inclusion of a gay rights plank in the Democratic Party platform.
In she also, along with Margaret Small , taught the first course on lesbianism in the United States Lesbianism at the University at Buffalo. That year she also wrote and recorded " Stonewall Nation ", the first gay pride anthem, which was produced on 45 rpm record by the Mattachine Society of the Niagara Frontier. Jobriath Boone became the first openly gay rock musician to be signed to a major record label , Elektra Records.
Australian soap opera Number 96 features the first openly gay male character played by Joe Hasham in an ongoing role on Australian television. New York City Mayor John Lindsay issued an anti-bias order protecting city employees from discrimination based on homosexuality.
Meanwhile, in San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors banned discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation for both the city and those doing business with the city. National Coalition of Gay Organizations called for the repeal of all legislative provisions that restrict the sex of persons entering into a marriage unit and extension of legal benefits of marriage to all persons who cohabit regardless of sex. Supreme Court declines to hear the appeal of Baker v.
Nelson "for want of a substantial federal question" in a state court case where two men challenged Minnesota's refusal to approve their application for a marriage license. Maryland becomes the first U. That Certain Summer aired on ABC , the first television screenplay to sensitively explore homosexuality through the story of an American housewife Hope Lange losing her husband Hal Holbrook to a young artist Martin Sheen.
The APA also passed a resolution urging an end to all private and public discrimination against homosexuals. Beth Chayim Chadashim was founded in as the world's first lesbian and gay synagogue recognized by the Reform Jewish community.
America overall, most muscular, best arms, and best chest titles. Elaine Noble became the first openly gay or lesbian candidate ever elected to a state-level office in America when she was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Gay activists in Boston chose the purple rhinoceros as a symbol of the gay movement after conducting a media campaign in They selected this animal because, although it is sometimes misunderstood, it is docile and intelligent — but when a rhinoceros is angered, it fights ferociously. Lavender was used because it was a widely recognized gay pride color; the heart was added to represent love and the "common humanity of all people". In December , the lambda was officially declared the international symbol for gay and lesbian rights by the International Gay Rights Congress in Edinburgh, Scotland.
It was the New Jersey case M. Here the court expressly considered the English Corbett v. Corbett decision, but rejected its reasoning. Angel Dance , by Mary F.
Subsequently, Billy Crystal becomes the first actor to play an openly gay character on a primetime TV Show. The same year she released her comedy album, Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Groom, the first comedy album by an out lesbian.