May 2 in LGBTQ History
1972: Edgar Hoover dies of a heart attack at the age of seventy-seven. The main provision of his will — leaving the bulk of his $551,000 estate to his close companion of more than forty years, Clyde Tolson — renews longtime speculation over his sexuality. “I was in love once when I was young,” Hoover remarked before his death, “but then I became attached to the Bureau.”
1994: Wayne County, Georgia commissioners vote to bar the use of county funds to “promote” homosexuality.