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Historical Calendar - May 1st

  • 1974 - Studio One opens in Hollywood.
  • 1974 - Gay activists march in Portugal, for the first time, demanding an end to the country's sodomy laws and a repeal of all statutes that discriminate against gays and lesbians.
  • 1975 - Maine Legislators decriminalize homosexuality between consenting adults in private by repealing its sodomy laws, and lower the age of consent to 14.
  • 1975 - Published reports confirm that Paul Newman is having financing trouble with his attempt to bring The Front Runner to screen. Newman eventually allows his option to lapse.
  • 1976 - Christopher Street magazine debuts.
  • 1977 - Wyoming decriminalizes private consensual adult homosexual acts.
  • 1982 - Scientific American publishes an ad from the Lesbian and Gay Associated Engineers and Scientists. Science News refuses to run the ad.
  • 1984 - Advocate Men magazine debuts.
  • 1986 - Lesbian Ann Bancroft becomes the first woman to reach the North Pole by dogsled. The trip, which started from Ellesmere Island, took her two months.

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