Jan 21, 1995 - The opera Harvey Milk, commissioned by Houston's Grand Opera, the San Francisco Opera and the New York City Opera, has its world premiere in Houston.
Jan 27, 1995 - During a radio interview Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey calls Barney Frank, "Barney Fag". He later apologizes, saying that he simply mispronounced his name.
Feb 6, 1995 - The TV movie Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story airs on NBC.
Feb 14, 1995 - Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion! opens on Broadway.
Feb 22, 1995 - Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis reveals he's HIV+.
Aug 5, 1995 - The first DRA Fire Island Dance Festival is held in the Pines, with Long Island's Great South Bay serving as its breathtaking backdrop.
Aug 11, 1995 - Unzipped, a documentary about out fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, opens in limited release.
Aug 18, 1995 - The movie version of Paul Rudnick's off-Broadway comedy Jeffrey opens in theaters.
Dec 7, 1995 - The FDA approves the first protease inhibitor, a new class of drug that is very effective in fighting the AIDS virus.
Dec 12, 1995 - Roseanne's gay boss (played by Martin Mull) has a commitment ceremony with his partner on tonight's episode of Roseanne.
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