February 22 in LGBTQ History

1892: Popular openly bisexual poet Edna St. Vincent Millay is born.

1979: Studio 54 throws a gala fifty-second birthday party for closeted gay attorney and former McCarthyite Roy Cohn. The event draws several hundreds of the city’s luminaries – including Donald Trump, Barbara Walters, members of both Democratic and Republican parties and most of the city’s elected officials.

1987: Andy Warhol dies at the age of 58.

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