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NBC Out Releases Its #Pride30 List

NBC Out Releases Its #Pride30 List

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NBC Out Releases Its #Pride30 List

NBC Out, part of NBCNews.com, has released its annual #Pride30 list, recognizing members of the LGBTQ community around the world who are making a difference.

This year’s list honors 30 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer firsts, including elected officials, actors, athletes, educators and more. The following LGBTQ individuals have been honored this year:

  • Ian Alexander, first transgender actor in trans ‘Star Trek’ role
  • Dawn Bennett, the first queer woman Lutheran pastor in Nashville
  • Leyna Bloom, the first trans woman of color in SI’s swimsuit issue
  • Pete Buttigieg, the first gay Senate-confirmed cabinet official
  • Stephanie Byers, the first trans Indigenous elected official in the U.S.
  • Gina Chua, first transgender executive editor at Reuters
  • Benson Churgai, first trans graduate of Philadelphia Police Academy
  • Mara Gomez, first trans woman to play pro soccer in Argentina
  • Gottmik, the first trans man to compete on ‘Drag Race’
  • Owen Hurcum, the first nonbinary mayor in the world
  • Karine Jean-Pierre, first lesbian to serve as a VP candidate’s chief of staff
  • Martin J. Jenkins, first gay man to serve on California Supreme Court
  • Punkie Johnson, the first Black lesbian cast member on ‘SNL’
  • Stella Keating, first transgender teen to testify before the US Senate
  • Javicia Leslie, the first bisexual actress to play Batwoman
  • Rachel Levine, the first transgender federal official confirmed by the U.S. Senate
  • Aaron Marcus, the first LGBTQ history curator at History Colorado
  • Sarah McBride, the first transgender state senator in the U.S.
  • Charmaine McGuffey, the first lesbian elected sheriff in Ohio
  • Quince Mountain, the first trans dog musher to compete in the Iditarod
  • Claire Murashima, the first LGBTQ president of Calvin University
  • Elliot Page, the first trans man on the cover of Time
  • Torrey Peters, first trans woman nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction
  • Nisha Rao, first transgender lawyer in Pakistan
  • Syd Sanders, first transgender valedictorian in Maine
  • Rachel Slawson, first bisexual Miss USA contestant
  • Katie Sowers, the first lesbian to coach in a Super Bowl
  • Ritchie Torres, the first gay Afro Latino in Congress
  • Mauree Turner, the first nonbinary state legislator in the U.S.
  • Nicholas Yatromanolakis, first gay minister in Greece

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