July 29 in LGBTQ History

1953: Tim Gunn, fashion guru and guide is born today.  “Make it work!”

1978: The Village People’s first major hit, disco single “Macho Man”, begins a six-week run in the nation’s Top 40. It will eventually go gold.

1986: The Chicago City Council, by a vote of 30 to 18, defeats a proposed gay rights ordinance for the city.

1998: Jerome Robbins, Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, dies at the age of 79.

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