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Thu Jun 16, 2016, 01:15 PM

A question from a Facebook friend....

I don't watch award shows, and really don't know the answer.

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Question for those my age and older: Back in the 1970s, probably, since I was a kid, I was watching an awards show on the TV. I'm thinking maybe the Tonys? Anyway someone was presented with an award and in his speech he thanked his lover. I remember hearing the audience gasp when he did it, although, at the time, I had no idea why. Anyone remember this? Who it was and the exact year?

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Anyone have a clue?

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 02:07 PM

1. I dunno...is this any help?

It is not the first time that winners have mentioned gay partners. In 1983 a producer of "Torch Song Trilogy" thanked his lover when accepting the best play Tony.



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/jun/10/media.arts

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 16, 2016, 06:31 PM

2. Aw, that's sweet.....

But she says this happened in the 70s and it was met with gasps from the audience.

She COULD be forgetting. That was a long time ago.

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