List of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Firsts By Year - 1980s - 1981


  • Mary C. Morgan became the first openly gay or lesbian judge when she was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown to the San Francisco Municipal Court.
  • Ien Dales - first lesbian member of the cabinet of the Netherlands
  • Tennis player Billie Jean King became the first prominent professional athlete to come out as a lesbian, when her relationship with her secretary Marilyn Barnett became public in a May 1981 "palimony" lawsuit filed by Barnett. Due to this she lost all of her endorsements.

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