May 8 in LGBTQ History

1990: Fitness trainer and former model Paul Barresi “outs” actor John Travolta in an interview in the National Enquirer, claiming that Travolta first propositioned him in the showers of a health club and that over the next two years they “had sex dozens of times while [Travolta] was dating girl stars.” Barresi later apologizes for the story claiming that he sold the interview to the tabloid because he needed the money.

2012: North Carolina bans same-sex marriages, civil unions and domestic partnerships.

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