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A Look Back at Gay History: 1999

 1999

 

Jan 12, 1999 - Openly gay figure skater Rudy Galindo guest stars on Will & Grace in an episode titled "Will on Ice."

Jan 19, 1999 - Bill Clinton is the first president to mention LGBT issues in a State of the Union Address.

Jan 31, 1999 - Cher sings the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

 

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Feb 9, 1999 - The Reverend Jerry Falwell claims that the purple-colored Teletubby named Tinky-Wink is gay because he carries a purse.

Feb 24, 1999 - 27-year-old Ricky Martin causes a sensation during his performance at the Grammy Awards.

March 2, 1999 - Cher's heavily Auto-Tuned comeback song Believe tops the Billboard Hot 100, making her, at age 52, the oldest female artist with a #1 song.

March 22, 1999 - The cover story of this week's New York Magazine is "Gay Wall St."

 

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June 30, 1999 - 66-year-old James Hormel is sworn in as the first openly gay US ambassador (to Luxembourg) after a two-year confirmation battle led by conservative Republicans (who referred to him as a "homosexual poster boy".)  He was joined at the ceremony by his partner and his ex-wife and their children.

July 11, 1999 - On Sex & the City Charlotte considers becoming a lesbian but her new "power lesbian" friends lose patience with her reticence and reject her.

July 22, 1999 - The off-Broadway show Naked Boys Singing! opens at Actors Playhouse in the West Village.

 

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Sept 6, 1999 - The New York Times ran a Page One article about baseball player Billy Bean, who came out after retiring during the 1995 season.

 

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Sept 12, 1999 - On Sex & the City Samantha gets an offer to have a threesome with two curious gay male friends, but it doesn't go very well for her.

 

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