Gay & Lesbian History in the US
1981-1984
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People

Community Leaders
Sgt. Miriam Ben-Shalom

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Arts & Entertainment
Cukor, George
Lourde, Audre
Williams, Tenessee

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Adventurers
Navratilova, Martina

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Events

1981-First report of what is now called AIDS.
1981-Wisconsin passes first gay rights bill.
1982-First Gay Games
1982-Center for Disease Control investigates what is being called a "Gay Plague"
1984-Federal Officials announce discovery of first probable cause of AIDS.
1984-The Wall Street Journal permits use of the word "gay".
1984-23 year old gay man assualted by three teenagers.


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