December 2 in LGBTQ History

1979Martin Sherman‘s Bent, about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, starring Richard Gere and David Dukes, opens on Broadway. It runs for 241 performances.  It goes on to be Tony nominated for Best Play and Best Featured Actor in a Play (David Dukes).  Richard Gere goes on to win the 1980 Theatre World Award for his acting work in this production.

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