January 10 in LGBTQ History

1975: The Chicago Board of Ed. approves a plan that allows, for the first time, the City’s teachers to answer students’ questions about homosexuality.

1977: The Episcopal Church of New York ordains an openly lesbian woman, Ellen Marie Barrett, as a minister.

1980: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence forms in San Francisco.

1982: Paul Lynde, known to many as “the center square” for his years on game show Hollywood Squares, dies of a heart attack in Beverly Hills.  He is 55.

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