The Year in LGBT History: 2002
"Making Love" Opens in Theaters (February 12, 1982)

Looking Back at LGBT History: 2003


March 8, 2003 - The movie Testosterone, starring former Calvin Klein hunk Antonio Sabato, Jr. as a mysterious gay Argentinian, opens in limited release.

March 23, 2013 - Susan Morabito is the first female DJ to work New York's Black Party.

March 30, 2003 - Actor Michael Jeter dies from AIDS at the age of 50.

April 20, 2003 – On tonight’s episode of Six Feet Under, David and Keith participate in a gay paintball competition between gay cops and the gay chorus and end up having a threesome with “Sarge”.




April 23, 2003 - Madonna makes her network TV acting debut on tonight's episode of Will & Grace, playing Karen's new roommate, Liz.

May 30, 2003 -  Actor Richard Chamberlain comes out in his autobiography Shattered Love, published today.

June 26, 2003 - The U.S. Supreme overturns Texas' same-sex sodomy law, thus voiding the sodomy laws in twelve other states as well.

July 15, 2003 - Queer Eye for the Straight Guy debuts on Bravo.




July 29, 2003 - Reality show Boy Meets Boy joins Queer Eye for the Straight Guy on Bravo's Tuesday night lineup but it wasn't embraced to the degree that Queer Eye was.

Aug 28, 2003 - Madonna and Britney Spears cause a sensation when they French kiss on stage at the MTV Music Video Awards.

Sept 8, 2003 - Ellen Degeneres' daytime talk show debuts.

Oct 3, 2003 - Roy of "Siegfried & Roy" is mauled by one of his tigers during their Vegas show.

Oct 16, 2003 - The Boy From Oz, starring Hugh Jackman as gay cabaret singer Peter Allen, opens on Broadway.




Nov 2, 2003 - The Episcopal church ordains its first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.     

Nov 4, 2003 - Ron Oden becomes the first openly gay African American elected mayor of a U.S. city, Palm Springs, CA.

Nov 18, 2003 - Massachusetts' Supreme Court rules that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Dec 7, 2003 - Angels in America airs on HBO.



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


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