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Historical Calendar - July 1st

  • 1928 - The Well of Lonliness is first published in the United States and sells an initial 20,000 copies.
  • 1975 - California decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1975 - Washington decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1975 - Blue Boy magazine debuts.
  • 1976 - Indiana decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1978 - A Ladies Home Journal magazine poll of junior and senior high school students results in the naming of Adolph Hitler and Anita Bryant as the two people who have "done the most damage in the world."
  • 1979 - The Susan B. Anthony dollar makes its debut.
  • 1982 - Torso magazine makes its debut.
  • 1986 - Renowned science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke comes very close to coming out in an interview published in Playboy magazine.
  • 1987 - President Reagan nominates openly homophobic Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court. The nomination is rejected by the U.S. Senate for a wide-variety of reasons.
  • 1989 - Professional body builder Bob Paris comes out in an interview in Ironman magazine.
  • 1989 - The Center for Disease Control announces that the number of confirmed AIDS cases in the United States has topped the 100,000 mark.

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