Windy City Media Group Frontpage News

THE VOICE OF CHICAGO'S GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANS AND QUEER COMMUNITY SINCE 1985

home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2021-12-08
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
Donate

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

What A Difference A Gay Makes
by Sukie de la Croix
2001-05-30

This article shared 2018 times since Wed May 30, 2001
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


May 27-June 2

1996

U.S.: The Log Cabin Republicans sue the Texas Republican Party after the gay group were blocked from setting up a booth and advertising at the upcoming state convention. * A House subcommittee votes to authorize states to refuse to accept same-sex marriages from other states and to bar federal recognition of such marriages regarding taxes, pensions and benefits. * Speaker of the House of Reps Newt Gingrich says he would not attend a wedding of Candace, his gay sister, to another woman because he would not consider such a union a marriage. * Netherlands: The Dutch government announces it will appoint an independent committee of experts to look into legalizing same-sex marriages.

1991

U.S.: Sexual Compulsives Anonymous hold its 5th Spring Conference at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center in New York. * ACT UP's year-old boycott of Marlboro cigarettes and Miller beer ends with the announcement that the Philip Morris Companies, corporate parent of the two manufacturers, will increase substantially its contributions to AIDS research. * A gay-rights ordinance passes in Tampa, Fla., three weeks after West Palm Beach adopts a similar law. The victories come in a state that has been the scene of several ugly gay-rights battles, most notably, the anti-gay campaigns of Anita Bryant in the late-1970s. * Chicago's Advisory Council on Gay and Lesbian Issues announces the first inductees into the City's recently established Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame. * Philadelphia's gay community celebrates the defeat of anti-gay city council member Fran Rafferty. Rafferty had been targeted for defeat by the Pride of Philadelphia Election Committee. * ACT UP, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Queer Nation and the International Gay and Lesbian Association stage a series of demonstrations in five U.S. Cities on Amnesty International's 30th anniversary. The gay groups are protesting Amnesty's exclusion of gay and lesbian concerns from its mandate. Amnesty later does include gay and lesbian issues in its mission.

1986

U.S.: Fashion designer Perry Ellis dies of AIDS at age 46. * A symposium on gay and lesbian youth is held at the University Radisson Hotel in Minneapolis. * Comedian Lily Tomlin wins a Tony award for her one-woman show, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. * Amnesty International names George A.J. Siemensma as coordinator to collect information on gays who have been imprisoned because of their homosexuality. * In a victory for gay activists, the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Dane County, Wisc., reverses its policy of banning lesbians and gay men as volunteers. * Britain: Two men are fined the equivalent of $150 each for kissing goodbye at a bus stop in London.

1981

U.S.: Former Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Charles Damnielson, and San Diegan Martin Lyston Dart, are sentenced to three years probation and $250 fines each for having sex with two boys, ages 12 and 13. Around the same time, Jim Honeycutt, a Santa Barbara county deputy sheriff for 13 years is booked on suspicion of engaging in a homosexual act with a 14-year-old. * The deportation by U.S. immigration officials of a Canadian gay man attempting to visit a friend in Washington, D.C., sparks the first international demonstration by lesbians and gay men. Simultaneous protests take place in London, Stockholm, and six cities around the United States.


This article shared 2018 times since Wed May 30, 2001
facebook twitter google +1 reddit email

  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-10-10
- Oct. 7-13 1996 U.S.: Academy Award-winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) stars in In and Out as a popular high-school teacher whose sexuality is called into question on the eve of his wedding. The film ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-09-19
- Sept. 16-22 1996 U.S.: In Mason, N.H., school teacher Penny Culliton, who was dismissed for distributing books containing gay characters to her high school English classes, is reinstated after an appeal. * Cary Alan Johnson is ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-08-29
- Aug. 26-Sept. 1 1996 U.S.: In Madison, Wisc., Christians United, a conservative political group, urges constituents of state Rep. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) to ask him if he's gay. Carpenter, who refuses to answer the question, acknowledges ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-08-22
- Aug. 19-25 1996 U.S.: A new study by Mulryan/Nash Gay Press Report finds that advertising in gay publications jumped nearly 20 percent this year over last, lead by big media spenders such as Tanqueray and America ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-08-15
- (Aug. 12-18) 1996 U.S.: In Springfield, Mo., the Assemblies of God, a conservative evangelical church with 1.4 million U.S. followers, joins the Southern Baptists in urging their members to boycott Walt Disney Corp's products and ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-07-25
- July 22 1996 U.S.: More than 25 prominent gay activists place a full-page ad in the Washington Blade urging closeted U.S. Senate and House members to come out. Headlined "A Call to Conscience" the ad urges ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-07-18
- July 15-21 1996 U.S.: In Los Angeles, rapper Warren G. reveals that he was at a lesbian nightclub when he was arrested by police, after they found a loaded 9-mm assault-type handgun in his truck. * ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-07-11
- July 1-7 1996 U.S.: Overriding the objections of several vocal parents, the San Francisco Board of Education votes to rename Douglass Elementary school "The Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy." * The Boys In the Band, the ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-06-27
- June 24-30 1996 U.S.: Southern Baptist leaders react with dismay and anger after Disney chief Michael Eisner calls their threatened boycott of the entertainment giant "foolish." Meeting earlier this month in New Orleans, Southern Baptists voted ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-06-20
- June 17-23 1996 U.S.: Cheryl Dunye, director of the lesbian love story The Watermelon Woman, which features a steamy lesbian love scene, upsets conservatives because it received a federal grant of $31,500 from the National Endowment ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-06-13
- June 10-16 1996 U.S.: In spite of having a lesbian daughter and having a gay congressman as a good friend, Rep. Sonny Bono says he felt compelled to support a bill restricting same-sex marriages. * The ...


Gay News

Whispers Interview with Steve Toushin at the Bijou part 2 ... 2001-05-30
- Making movies ... "The Bijou stopped making films in 1996. My role always depended on who was making them. If it was Toby Ross we would discuss the film, and I got involved in the scripting of some and the final ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-05-23
- May 20-26 1996 U.S.: Mike Siegel, a radio talkshow host, is suspended for airing unfounded rumors that Seattle Mayor Norm Rice had an affair with a male aide. The rumor—that Rice was shot by his wife ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-05-16
- May 13-19 1996 U.S.: The Food and Drug Administration approves the first home screening test for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. * A church court rules that Bishop Walter C. Righter, retired Episcopal Bishop of ...


Gay News

What A Difference A Gay Makes 2001-04-25
- April 22-28 1996 U.S.: Amnesty International USA organizes a demonstration in front of the Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C., to demand the Tasmanian government repeal its anti-gay legislation. * A Milwaukee lawyer arranges an auction of ...


 



Copyright © 2021 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 
 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS







Sponsor


 



Donate


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Advanced Search     
Windy City Queercast      Queercast Archives     
Press  Releases      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast      Blogs     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Privacy Policy     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.