List of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Firsts By Year - 1970s - 1978


  • Harvey Milk — first openly gay or lesbian candidate elected to political office in California; first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States
  • San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Marching Band and Twirling Corp — world's first openly gay musical group
  • Samois, the first lesbian S/M group in the United States, was founded.
  • Robin Tyler became the first out lesbian on U.S. national television, appearing on a Showtime comedy special hosted by Phyllis Diller. The same year she released her comedy album, Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Groom, the first comedy album by an out lesbian.
  • Gilbert Baker raised the first Rainbow Flag at San Francisco Pride on June 25, 1978.

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