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Historical Calendar - February 10th

  • 1976 - Andy Lipincott, character in the comic Doonesbury becomes the first character in a major U.S. strip to come out.
  • 1981 - The Moral Majority (which is neither) announces it will spend 3 million dollars in anti-gay advertising.
  • 1982 - President Reagan nominates an evangelist and noted homophobe, Sam Hart, to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. Hart withdraws as protests mount, blaming the homosexuals for "sabotaging" his nomination.
  • 1983 - The San Francisco Giants announce plans for a special seating section for its gay fans.
  • 1990 - Bill Sherwood, director of Parting Glances, dies of AIDS at age thirty-seven.

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