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1972

1972-06-16First performance of the play Coming Out!

Coming Out!, a play by Jonathan Ned Katz, had its first performance at The Firehouse, the headquarters of the Gay Activists Alliance in Manhattan. With dialogue drawn entirely from historical documents, Coming Out! brought LGBT history alive in a way that it never had been before. The play went on to have performances in a number of cities and on college campuses and led Katz to write the book Gay American History.

 

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