Milestone LGBT moments in TV history

Jojo Siwa makes history on 'Dancing With the Stars'

Stars Insider

27/08/21 | StarsInsider

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In February 1971, 'All in the Family' became the first sitcom to bring a gay man to television screens, making history with only its fifth episode. The gay rights movement was still getting off the ground in earnest, having just recently celebrated the first pride parades, and it was a bold move that kicked off a slow but steady increase in LGBT representation in the media.

The young YouTuber, performer, and reality TV star Jojo Siwa is making history as the first competitor on 'Dancing With the Stars' to have a same-sex dance partner. The online superstar came out as pansexual in January of 2021. ABC revealed that Siwa would be paired with a female professional dancer in the show's upcoming season. The milestone moment is finally happening after 30 seasons of the hit reality show. This step forward could set a whole new standard for dance competitions. 

In this gallery, discover all the other televised milestone moments that have continued the charge.


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