October 7 in LGBTQ History
1959: Russell Wolden, running for mayor of San Francisco as a Democrat, accuses the incumbent of welcoming and collaborating with the city’s “sex deviates.” His tactic backfires: the city’s newspapers accuse him of irresponsible mudslinging, and he loses in the next month’s elections.
1977: The Advocate celebrates its 10th anniversary in Washington, DC
1987: A Justice Dept. report concludes that “homosexuals are probably the most frequent victims” of bias crimes and hate-related violence in the United States.