Milestone LGBT moments in TV history
On February 9, celebrate the 48th anniversary of TV's first gay-themed episode
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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. In this gallery, discover all the televised milestone moments that have continued the charge.
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