Media Year: 2003 in Pictures

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Last year was marked by a number of extraordinary breakthroughs in the political arena, but 2003 was also a year of cultural milestones, with many “firsts” for gay men and lesbians in the mainstream media. Here are a few of the ones most talked about:

Tony kushner’s Angels in America was made into a two-part Tv movie by HBO.
Tony
kushner’s Angels in America was made into a two-part Tv movie by HBO.
Hairspray premiered on Broadway with Harvey Fierstein in the role of Edna Turnblad.
Hairspray premiered on Broadway with Harvey Fierstein in the role of
Edna Turnblad.
A New York magazine cover (actually early 2004) captured last year’s “lesbian chic” trend.
A New York magazine cover (actually early 2004) captured last year’s “lesbian chic” trend.
The boys from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo) were shown giving Sadam Hussein a makeover in a gag widely circulated on the internet.
The boys from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo) were shown
giving Sadam Hussein a makeover in a gag widely circulated on the internet.
Ellen Degeneres, here with Queen latifah, debuted on daytime Tv (Warner Brothers).
Ellen Degeneres, here with Queen latifah, debuted on daytime TV
(Warner Brothers).
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