January 12 in LGBTQ History

1977: The Advocate reveals that the CIA has been collecting information on some three hundred thousand people who have been arrested in the U.S. for committing homosexual acts.

1981: Premiering tonight on ABC, Dynasty, featuring gay character Steven Carrington, cat fights and more shoulder pads than have ever been seen on TV before.

2000: The United Kingdom lifts its ban on lesbians and gay men serving in the armed forces.

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