Feb 9, 1971 - On tonight's episode of All in the Family Archie discovers that one of his bar buddies, an ex-football player, is gay.
March 1, 1971 - The film version of Thomas Mann's 1912 novel "Death in Venice" opens in US theaters.
July 20, 1971 - In the comic strip "Peanuts" Marcie addresses Peppermint Patty as "sir" for the first time.
Sept 2, 1971 - Liberace wears red, white & blue sequined hot pants during a Labor Day performance in Minneapolis.
(To read about gay milestones from other years, double click here.)