03-30-1979 La Cage Aux Folles – USA film release date. This 1978 French-Italian comedy film was the first film adaptation of Jean Noiret’s 1973 play of the same name. It is co-written and directed by Edouard Molinari and stars Ugo Tognhzzi and Michel Serrault. Plot: Like the play, the film tells the story of a gay couple whose son wants to bring home his fiancee and her ultra-conservative parents.
03-30-1971 Starbucks – The first Starbucks opens in Seattle, Washington by three partners who met while they were students at the University of San Francisco. In recent years, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been an outspoken advocate for LGBT issues, including marriage equality. In 2014 a rainbow Pride flag flew above Starbucks’ Seattle headquarters celebrating Seattle LGBT Pride week. The company also has non-discrimination policies and equal benefits for same-sex couples. They have recently trained 2,000 employees who will take part in the Seattle Police Department’s Safe Place program, which aim to support LGBT victims of violence.