Feb 16, 1990 - Famed graffiti artist Keith Haring dies from AIDS at the age of 31.
March 7, 1990 - The TV movie Andre's Mother airs on PBS. Its Emmy Award-winning screenplay was written by Terrence McNally.
March 11, 1990 - Outweek Magazine outs billionaire Malcolm Forbes a few weeks after his death.
March 26, 1990 - Fashion designer Halston dies of AIDS at the age of 57.
March 29, 1990 - President Bush urges an audience of business executives not to fire employees or discriminate against any who are infected with AIDS.
April 28, 1990 - A Chorus Line ends its 14-year run.
May 11, 1990 - Longtime Companion, the first wide-release movie to deal with AIDS, opens in theaters.
May 15, 1990 - Madonna's Vogue goes to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
July 3, 1990 - Former Major League Baseball umpire Dave Pallone, who was fired after being outed, publishes his story in Behind the Mask: My Double Life in Baseball.
July 26, 1990 - President Bush signs the Americans With Disabilities Act which goes into effect on 7/26/92.
Sept 17, 1990 – General Motors issues an apology after one of its commercials refers to trucks made by foreign companies as “little faggot trucks.”
Sept 25, 1990 - Chelsea bar/club, Splash, opens.
Oct 14, 1990 - Leonard Bernstein dies at the age of 72.
Nov 7, 1990 - Gay film archivist, Vito Russo, dies from AIDS at the age of 44.
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