Openly LGBT people remain a demographic minority in most places. In areas that historically are not known for having or being friendly to LGBT people who do not remain closeted , a "first" can make it easier for other openly LGBT persons to enter the field or for those who are closeted to come out. Openly LGBT people being visible in society affects societal attitudes toward homosexuality , bisexuality, and the transgender community on a wider level. One commonly cited example is Harvey Milk , the first openly gay person to be elected to political office in California , becoming the most visible LGBT politician in the world in the s, after decades of resistance to LGBT people by mainstream culture. Milk encouraged LGBT people to "come out of the closet" during his speeches; as a result of his work and his assassination—along with San Francisco mayor George Moscone —thousands of ordinary people did so. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
History of lesbianism
Meet the lesbian who made political history years before Harvey Milk
Lesbians on TV: A brief history. For years, it was rare to see any gay or lesbians characters, especially as regulars on a show. In Billy Crystal played a gay man on the show Soap , but it isnt until that a bisexual woman appeared on L. Recently, networks have run shows with girl-girl kisses to increase ratings. Seeing two straight women kiss is good for ratings. Think about how much hype the Madonna and Britney Spears smooch received. Heres a rundown on the history of lesbians on Television.
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Forty-six years ago, on April 2, , out lesbian Kathy Kozachenko was elected to the Ann Arbor City Council in Michigan — becoming the first openly gay person elected to political office in the United States. Then a year-old University of Michigan student campaigning under the local and now defunct Human Rights Party, Kozachenko beat her lone Democratic opponent by 52 votes to little fanfare. Less than a year after Kozachenko was elected, out lesbian Elaine Noble was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives.