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Looking Back at LGBT History: 1993

A Look at Gay History Events From 1992

 

1992

 

Jan 8, 1992 - On Seinfeld Elaine gets stuck on the subway on her way to a lesbian wedding where she was to be the "best man".

March 16, 1992 - The TV movie Doing Time on Maple Drive airs on Fox.

March 23, 1992 - The TV movie Twilight of the Golds airs on PBS.

April 8, 1992 - The first "Broadway Bares" begins humbly with seven dancers at the new bar, Splash.

 

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May 1, 1992 - Singer Sharon Redd (In the Name of Love) dies from AIDS at the age of 46.

May 9, 1992 - The final episode of The Golden Girls airs.

 

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May 12, 1992 - Actor Robert Reed, best known as Mike Brady on The Brady Bunch, died from AIDS at the age of 59. 

May 18, 1992 - Record executive David Geffen donates $1 million to New York's Gay Men's Health Crisis.

June 9, 1992 - In The Life, a 30-minute public affairs program about LGBT life and issues airs its first episode on six public TV stations.

June 18, 1992 - Australian entertainer Peter Allen (one of Liza Minnelli's ex-husbands) dies of AIDS at the age of 48.

 

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June 24, 1992 - The BBC produced TV movie The Lost Language of Cranes airs on PBS.

June 24, 1992 - The free, weekly New York City gay entertainment magazine, Next, publishes its first issue.

June 28, 1992 - Buenos Aires holds its first Gay Pride Parade.

Aug 17, 1992 - Gay porn icon Al Parker dies from AIDS at the age of 40.

 

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Sept 12, 1992 - Actor Anthony Perkins (Psycho) dies from AIDS at the age of 60.

Sept 29, 1992 - Music producer Paul Jabara (Last Dance) dies from AIDS at the age of 44.

Oct 21, 1992 - Madonna's controversial book Sex goes on sale.

Oct 30, 1992 - The issue of Entertainment Weekly that hit newsstands today, showing Madonna hitch-hiking nude, is one of the magazine's most notorious.  It coincided with the publication of her book Sex (which featured this photo).

 

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Nov 10, 1992 - On Roseanne, Sandra Bernhard plays the first recurring lesbian character on a sitcom.

Nov 12, 1992 - Techno music producer Patrick Cowley dies from AIDS at the age of 32.

Nov 25, 1992 - The gender bending move The Crying Game opens.

Dec 23, 1992 - David Sedaris makes his debut appearance on NPR's Morning Edition, reading his essay "Santaland Diaries'.  

 

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

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