Timeline: March 26, 1998
Theater Works, Hartford’s own off-Broadway venue, released one of the most widely talked about Latin Romance pieces ever seen in Hartford theater.
Timeline: July 1982
After numerous word games and discussion, Crowley and his former editorial team came up with the current Metroline name.
Timeline: March 31, 1994
Touching briefly on genital mutilation in her novel The Color Purple, Alice Walker found herself exploring, at great length, the practice and its devastating effects on the women and girls who are its victims.
Timeline: January 21, 1993
The Advocate, the national gay magazine, faced some serious problems revolving specifically around sexual harassment charges filed against it. Yet the charges were not brought from heterosexuals as many believed, but rather from within the magazine itself.
Timeline: October 14, 1988
The newly formed Connecticut group ACTOUT held their first demonstration on Sept. 29, 1988 in response to the AIDS crisis in Connecticut prisons. At the time, ACTOUT was only a month old, however, almost 25 demonstrators picketed in front of Hartford’s Department of Corrections to condemn the agency for their refusal to hand out condoms and dental dams to inmates.
Timeline: Jan. 20, 1984
While touring through Arizona for a speaking engagement, Siminoski discovered one evening that the car belonging to his host had been broken into. Nothing in the car had been stolen except for a brief case which belonged to Siminoski.
Timeline: Early July 1990
A bigoted Republican businessman received help from the nephew of President Bush to unseat Congressman Gerry Studds, a homosexual. John Bryan, a wealthy Republican businessman from Cape Cod, had undertaken what he referred to as his “crusade” to stress “family values.”
Timeline: May 23, 1996
Hartford was looking forward to the Ninth Annual Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival at Cinestudio at Hartford's Trinity College.
Timeline: June 1, 1990
A group of women calling themselves “Concerned Women for America” joined together in protesting a gay cable TV soap opera, which they said depicted “the perverted homosexual lifestyle in a positive light.”
Timeline: Early April, 1990
New Haven's gay and lesbian community witnessed a new era of support and cooperation from the city's police department—the result of which ushered in an understanding between both entities.
Timeline: Early April, 1988
That Spring, House Bill #5887, "An Act Concerning the Study of Acquired Immune Definciency Syndrome in the Public Schools," was before the Connecticut House of Representatives. This bill would have been very important in teaching the facts about AIDS to the younger generation.
Timeline: March 17, 1994
The couple wrote a book, entitled “Straight From the Heart,” gave interviews and went on talk shows to promote it, graced the covers of several gay magazines, were the subjects of a photo book by Herb Ritts, and ultimately earned hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Timeline: March 8, 1991
State Rep. Eugene A. Migliaro Jr. was still in office for the gay rights bill. He made no secret of the fact that he would vote against the bill. Community leaders were thrilled with his departure.
Timeline: Early February, 1996
Connecticut law enforcement officials came under fire for their alleged discrimination towards state trooper Stacey P. Simmons, who, at the time, was working at the Troop F barracks in Westbrook, CT.
Timeline: June 7, 1995
In the spotlight was lesbian filmmaker Maria Maggenti. With the release of her second narrative film, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, the film world’s attention was on her.