Milestone LGBTQ moments in TV history
Celebrate Pride Month with this fascinating tour of television turning points
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While today there are numerous queer shows and celebrities in series across genres of reality, drama, comedy, mystery, and so forth, we can't forget that all of this progress is still relatively new.
It was in February 1971 that '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 LGBTQ+ representation in the media.
In this gallery, discover all the other televised milestone moments that have continued the charge.