USA Television Moments 00s-present
- Queer As Folk (2000)
Where to begin…..the show tackled a range of LGBTQ issues including HIV, police harassment, online dating, drug addiction, conversion therapy, gay bashing. It was the first-ever cable drama with an ensemble cast of gay characters and is well remembered for its gay sex and drug use scenes.
2. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (2003)
The first reality TV show to feature an all-gay cast.
3. As the World Turns (2007)
As The World Turns was the first daytime series to feature a kiss between two gay men. The kiss occurred between teenagers Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer who faced many issues over the years including Noah’s homophobic dad trying to kill Luke, and Luke’s own struggles with being closeted while trying to become a local politician to mention a few.
4. All My Children (2009)
All My Children had the first same-sex marriage proposal, as well as the first legal same-sex wedding and marriage, on an American soap opera. When Reese and Bianca tied the knot. the couple also went on to be the first onscreen family made up of same-sex parents.
5. The Academy Awards (2015)
Why this year? well its the year Neil Patrick Harris hosted. He became the first openly gay man to host the annual awards.
6. Black Lightning (2018)
CW’s Black Lighting the first lesbian superhero in a network series.
Uk TV Moments 00s-present
Hollyoaks in 2014 was the first soap to feature same-sex marriage after it was legalised.