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Orlando Timeline

The following is an approximate timeline of the events, organizations, and businesses through the past decades.  Accuracy of the dates can not be guaranteed. It has been developed as a guide to assist in the research of our past.  It is our hope that it will stir a memory or two that you might wish to share with us.  If you have knowledge, photographs, newspaper clipping(s), or artifacts about anything below, please help us out by sharing it with us. 
If we've listed a business, and there is numbered address, that means we've found published references to it.  Same goes for opening date, if there is a specific date after any listing (in parenthesis), that means we've seen a published opening date. Otherwise, the decade listed is our best guess based on the memories of those who have submitted it.  If you have a flyer, or advertisment that mentions a grand opening date, we hope you would consider donating it to the cause.

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Updated August 14, 2007


Tropitan (1949-1954)


Below Zero -  Lamar Hotel
Cactus Room – Orange Avenue


Annex - 60 N Orange Ave
Cactus Room - 121 N Bumby Avenue
Café Society

Changes - A Wimmins's Newsletter

Diamond Head Lounge - 134 S Magnolia Avenue
End Zone – 4910 N Edgewater Drive
FTU Gay Student Association – UCF GLBSU
Gay Skate at Semoran Skateway
Gay Social Services (GSS)Gay Hotline (THE-GAYS)
Hanks - 2825 N Orange Blossom Trail
Last Spot – 4908 N Edgewater Drive
Mack Meiner's Country Store - 921 N Mills Avenue
Michaels of Florida Clothing – 410 N Orange Blossom Trail
Moon Parties
Night Owl - 1000 Humphries
Odds and Ends Runabout - 4910 Edgewater Drive
Sunday Club at Park Avenue - N Orange Blossom Trail
Palace Club - 4910 Edgewater Drive
Palace Club - 1000 Humphries

The Parliament House - 410 N Orange Blossom Trail

San Juan / Grand Central Hotel - 55 N Orange Avenue
Savage Connection - 1124 S Orange Avenue
Silver Hammer Saloon - 1300 N Mills Avenue
Tuesday Night Rap Group 


Act Out Theatre
AIDS Coalition Endowment (ACE)

AIDS Resource Alliance (ARA)

AID Orlando (1987-1988)
Bierboard - 912 N Mills

Bistro - 857 E Semoran
Blue Parrot - 410 N Orange Blossom Trail
Boxcars - 140 Fernwood Boulevard
Brat Band

Cell Block M – 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail

Central Florida AIDS Unified Resources (CENTAUR)
The Center - 931 N MillsThe Center Newsletter
The Centerfold Newspaper
Central Station - 140 Fernwood Boulevard
Circle J's - 4910 Edgewater Drive
City Bath Club - 1877 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Cell Block M - 3700 N Orange Blossom Trail & 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail
Dignity OrlandoThe Dugout - 410 N Orange Blossom Trail
Face to Face/Faces - 4910 Edgewater Drive
Frogg’s Restaurant –2918 N Orange Avenue
Flamingo Lounge - 7124 Aloma
Full Moon Saloon - 500 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Gay AA (Lambda Central)
Gay and Jewish Social Group
Gay Community Services (GCS)
Gay Escape I
GCS Calendars
GCS Newsletters
Hank's - 5026 Edgewater Drive
Headdress Ball

Hope and Help Center

Joy Metropolitan Community Church

Key Largo - 6900 N Orange Blossom Trail
Kulture Klub - 5101 E Colonial Drive
Lazy Pig - 3421 S Orange Avenue
Loving Committed Network (LCN)
The Loading Dock - 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail
Lucky Ladies Bowling League (Bowl America Fairvilla)

The Mix Band

Midnight News - 410 N Orange Blossom Trail
Moorefield's - Orange Avenue
Murphy Jim's - S.R. 436
New Direction Newspaper

Noches De Lion - 921 Mills Avenue

Orlando Flowers – 1916 Corrine Drive
Old Plantation - 140 Fernwood Boulevard
Orange Blossom Bowling Association (OBBA) - Bowl America Winter Park

Or-lambda Sentinel

The Paper

Paradise Cafe - 2417 E South Street
Phoenix/New Phoenix - 7124 Aloma
Pride Picnic - Turkey Lake Park, Lake Whipporwill, Central Florida Fairgrounds
Queen of Clubs – 1607 Orlando Ave, Maitland
San Francisco Book and Boutique – 2926 N Orange Blossom Trail
Sapphos - 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail
Savage Connection - 1124 S Orange Blossom Trail
Sherri's Place - 912 N Mills Avenue
Silver Hammer Saloon - 1300 N Mills Avenue (1982-1984)
Southern Changes/Nights - 375 N Bumby Avenue
Studio 441 - 3300 S Orange Blossom Trail
Thunders - 3700 S Orange Blossom Trail
Tom Woodard Forced to Resign
TransAID Support Services (1988-1997)

Triangle Newspaper

Zion U.C.C. 


3000 Club – 3000 N Orange Avenue
Absolute Leather
Acting Studio

AT&T LEAGUE of Central Florida

Alliance at Disney
Bears of Central Florida  (July 25, 1992)Bear Bust  (1992)
Big Bang – 102 N. Orange Avenue (1992)
Bistro – 857 E Semoran Boulevard
Bunz – 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail
Cactus Club - 1300 N Mills Avenue
The Cave - 1517 N Orange Blossom Trail

Crews – 4716 S. Orange Avenue

Central Florida Softball League
City Lights – 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail
Club Firestone - Orange Avenue
Club Orlando - Compton
Club Quest – Bennett Road
Compu-Who? Computer Bulletin Board
Connections – 1517 N Orange Blossom Trail
Delta Youth Alliance
Digital Queers
Eagle Leathers
Family Values Talk Show
Fantasy – 1877 S.O.B.T. (1992)
Gay Day at Disney World
Gay & Lesbian Parents Orlando
Gay & Lesbian Parents Adopt Portion of Colonial Drive
Gay Pride Flags Fly at Gay Pride Parade
Gays and Lesbians on Water Skis (GLOWS)
Galleria – 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail
House of Flowers – Mills Avenue
Hat Box Revue

JW’s 3400 Complex, S.O.B.T.
Lambda Liaisons, Inc.

Latinos Unidos Contra Sida Lucs
LEAGUE at Lake Buena Vista
The Leather Closet - 498 N Orange Blossom Trail
Little Orphan Andy's
Log Cabin Republicans
Long Yang Club
Mad Hatter’s Ball (1996 – 1st ball)
Mad-Lyns - Mills Avenue
Metropolitan Business Association (MBA)
New Image Fitness Center – 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail

Orange Blossom Tennis Association

Orlando Eagle – 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail

Orlando Front Runners & Walkers

Orlando Gay & Lesbian Film Series

Orlando Gay Chorus
Out & About Books

Out Loud Radio Show

Port Au Prince – 912 W Colonial Drive

Prime Timers of Central Florida

Ragazzi Clothing - Edgewater Drive

Rainbow City
Rainbow Democratic Club
Ritzy Rags/Baubles by Leigh
Romans – 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail
Ruby Slipper – 664 S Highway 17-92
Sadie's Tavern – Highway 17-92
Secrets – Bennett Road
Some Place Else – Fairbanks Avenue
Tom Woodard Reinstated
Tracks Orlando – Lee Road
Trident International Central Florida
Twisted Palms - Mills Avenue
Uncle Walt's - 5454 International Drive
Union Café – 337 N Shine Avenue
Video Express - 3400 S Orange Blossom Trail
Wyldes - 3557 Orange Avenue 


Blue Bistro and Grill – 815 N Mills Avenue
Chapter 57 Passed

College Connection – 4453 N Edgewater Drive

First Street Lounge - Sanford
Friends Restaurant – 1326 N Mills Avenue
Gay Film Festival
GLBT Democratic Caucus of Seminole County
Greater Orlando Couples
Juno Foundation

Lava - Orange Avenue

Orlando Black Pride

Orlando Gay Parents

Patty Sheehan Elected

Paradise – 1300 N Mills Avenue
Peacock Room – 1321 N Mills Avenue
Pulse - Orange Avenue
QUACK Florida


Savoy – 1911 N Orange Avenue

S.O.E.L. (Sisterhood of Ebony Lesbians)

Sista Circle
Studz - 1300 N Mills Avenue

Womyn Here and There (W.H.A.T.)

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