March 7 in LGBTQ History

1967: CBS airs “The Homosexuals”, an episode of CBS Reports. This first-ever national television broadcast on the subject of homosexuality has been described as “the single most destructive hour of antigay propaganda in our nation’s history.”

1972: East Lansing, Michigan becomes the first U.S. City to ban discrimination in city hiring on the basis of sexual orientation.

1988: Shortly after the release of his first big mainstream hit, Hairspray, its star, Divine, dies of heart disease in Los Angeles at the age of 42.

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