Live Poll: Have Pride in These Queer Firsts

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Happy Pride Month! Listed below are movie and TV "firsts" for the LGBT community. Which do you consider most important?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022165507
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/B87hinNHpus/
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Jen,

I'm surprised you misspelled journalist and lesbian in the following.

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https://www.imdb.com/list/ls022165507/mediaviewer/rm1466650624
American jounalist Rachel Maddow is the first openly gay or lebian anchor of a major prime-time news program, on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show (2008)

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For your consideration:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anderson_Cooper#United_States_Presidential_debates,_2016

American journalist Anderson Cooper is the first openly gay or lesbian to moderate a presidential debate in 2016.
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I guess I was just so excited about Rachel Maddow... ;)

Adding Mr. Cooper.
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Jen,
I guess I was just so excited about Rachel Maddow... ;)
As you and Susan should be.
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Interesting list. Like it.

How about...

- Moonlight the first to win Best Picture
- The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) is the first documentary about gay won Oscar for Best Documentary Feature
- The Boys in the Band (1970) is the first attempt of major Hollywood movie for gay or bisexual man (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_in_the_Band)
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Added Moonlight.

Can you give me proof on Milk and Band? Neither of their Wiki pages or IMDb pages say anything about the info you list above.
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I read all the Best Documentary Feature winner on Wiki page and Milk is the first. Hope that I don't miss one, but I'm pretty sure

Band, like Wiki said, 
 It is among the first major American motion pictures to revolve around gay characters and is often cited as a milestone in the history of queer cinema...
Though I can't name this "among" but I'm sure that the Band is the first of its kind. Many movies feature explicitly gay and lesbian characters came out in the 90's. However, Band, was using stereotypical and closeted homosexual. In my opinion, it would qualify for the list.
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I added the Milk doc but decided to leave off Boys in the Band, which is far more well known for being a stage play.
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Perhaps the one about Rock Hudson’s death doesn’t fit as something we can “have pride in”?
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Agreed.
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Agreed.
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Removed.
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Thanks!

I went with An Early Frost. It seemed like a huge deal at the time.
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