Archived from the original on 15 November DeGrieck and Wechsler both were elected in and came out while serving on the city council; Wechsler was replaced on the council by Kathy Kozachenko, who ran openly as a lesbian, in —thus becoming the first openly gay person to win office after first coming out. Same-sex marriage was legalized in Connecticut in The name Queer Nation had been used casually since the group's inception, until it was officially approved at the group's general meeting on May 17, InStephen Lachs became the first openly gay judge appointed in the United States. The renowned fighter visited gay bars most weekends — but he found it impossible to come out with a public statement about his sexual preference.
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The night boxer Emile Griffith answered gay taunts with a deadly cortege of punches
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