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Looking Back at Gay History: 1974
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LGBT History Timeline: 1975

1975

Feb 12, 1975 - Elton John and Bette Midler join Cher on her CBS special.

March 11, 1975 - A classic TIME Magazine cover shows Cher posing in a shear Bob Mackie gown.

 

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June 30, 1975 - 25-year-old Elton John is featured on the cover of this week's issue of TIME Magazine with the headline, "Rock's Captain Fantastic."

Aug 18, 1975 - Released today, the album art of Hall & Oates second album (silver cover) has somewhat of a homoerotic look to it.

 

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Sept 3, 1975 - This week's TIME Magazine cover story is titled "I Am a Homosexual" and tells the story of gay serviceman Lieutenant Leonard Matlovich.

Sept 6, 1975 - Martina Navratilova requests political asylum in the U.S. while competing in the U.S. Open. 

Sept 26, 1975 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show opens in theaters.

 

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Oct 8, 1975 - The movie Mahogany opens in theaters, starring Diana Ross in the title role.  It features the song Mahogany's Theme (Do You Know Where You're Going To?), which was nominated for an Oscar (but lost to I'm Easy from Nashville).

Oct 19, 1975 - A Chorus Line opens.

Dec 9, 1975 - Former NFL player Dave Kopay comes out in an interview in the Washington Star, one of the first pro athletes to do so.

 

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(If you'd like to read about gay milestones from other years, double click here.)

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