March 3, 2000 - The movie The Next Best Thing, starring Madonna and Rupert Everett, opens and is a bomb.
March 15, 2000 - Madonna is on the cover of the April issue of Good Housekeeping.
March 26, 2000 - Hilary Swank wins the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Boys Don't Cry, while gay director Pedro Almodovar's movie Talk to Her wins for Best Foreign Film.
May 24, 2000 - In a first for a primetime TV show, two men are shown kissing each other, on WB's Dawson's Creek.
May 29, 2000 - TIME Magazine publishes a cover story titled, "What Ecstasy Does to Your Brain."
June 28, 2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Boy Scouts of America can bar gay members from being troop leaders.
Aug 21, 2000 - Ellen Degeneres and Anne Heche split after three years together.
Aug 23, 2000 - Gay nudist Richard Hatch is the winner of the first season of Survivor.
Sept 19, 2000 - The comedy Best in Show opens in theaters and among its cast of characters is a gay male couple and, in her breakout movie role, Jane Lynch plays a lesbian dog trainer .
Nov 7, 2000 - Former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the U.S. Senate from New York.
Nov 16, 2000 - At the end of tonight's episode of Will & Grace, Jack's idol, Cher, makes an appearance and he thinks she's a drag performer.
Dec 3, 2000 - Queer As Folk debuts on Showtime.
Dec 22, 2000 - Madonna marries British film director Guy Ritchie, her second marriage.
(To read about LGBT history from other years double click here.)