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A Look Back at Gay History: 2001

Looking Back at Gay History: 2000

2000

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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.)

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