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The Year in LGBT History: 2011



Jan. 12, 2011 - The US.s first gay history museum opens in San Francisco.

April 15, 2011 – May’s issue of Vanity Fair hits newsstands, featuring a buff, shirtless Rob Lowe on its cover.




April 19, 2011 - A revival of 1985's off-Broadway drama The Normal Heart opens on Broadway.

May 4, 2011 - "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty", a wildly popular retrospective of the late fashion designer's work, opens at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.




May 5, 2011 - Lesbian surgeons Callie and Arizona are married on Grey's Anatomy.

May 19, 2011 - Popular sports-talk radio host Jared Max comes out on-air during his AM show at New York radio station ESPN 1050.

June 24, 2011 - New York state becomes the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage.

Sept 11, 2011 - On Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry is captivated by his girlfriend's innocently flamboyant 7-year old "pre-gay" son and buys him a sewing machine for his birthday.




Sept. 13, 2011 - The sitcom Husbands, which tells the story of a married gay male couple, debuts online.  The first season's episodes are two minutes in length. 

Sept. 20, 2011 - The military's ruinous "Don't ask, don't tell" policy ends after 18 years.

Oct. 11, 2011 - Gay rights pioneer Frank Kameny dies in Washington, D.C. at the age of 86.




Nov. 3, 2011 - Conan O'Brien officiates the same-sex wedding of one his staff members on his show.

Nov. 14, 2011 - An intense nighttime fire destroys the Pavilion dance club in Fire Island Pines.


(To read about LGBT history and pop culture from other years double click here.)




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