"Tales of the City" Airs on PBS (January 1994)
Looking at LGBT History: 1971

LGBT History Timeline: 1970




Jan 5, 1970 - Lily Tomlin makes her first appearance on Laugh In.

Jan 11, 1970 - Carol Channing performs during halftime at Super Bowl IV.

Feb 15, 1970 - The Supremes perform on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time without Diana Ross.

April 26, 1970 - Stephen Sondheim's Company opens on Broadway, featuring Elaine Strich's classic number The Ladies Who Lunch.




June 28, 1970 - 2,000 participate in New York's first Gay Pride parade.

Aug 12, 1970 - 25-year-old Bette Midler gets her first national exposure when she appears on The Tonight Show.

Sept 23, 1970 - A research scientist's career is imperiled on CBS's medical drama Medical Center when his homosexuality makes him the target of a smear campaign.  Despite the inclinations of some doctors to fire him, tolerant series star Joe Gannon (portrayed by hunky Chad Everett, pictured below) prevails and the man keeps his job.




Nov 27, 1970 -  Marty Robinson and Arthur Evans of New York's Gay Activist Alliance are guests on ABC's Dick Cavett Show.


(To read about gay milestones from other years, double click here.)


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