LGBT parenting milestones

Scene from "The Kids are Alright"BY DANA RUDOLPH
Washington Blade

This is not meant to be a comprehensive look at the 40-year history of out LGBT parents, but simply a brief list of a few LGBT parenting “firsts.” These items may show only part of the story, but I hope they will give readers a sense of the rich history of which we are part.

1972: “That Certain Summer,” the first television movie to depict a gay dad, airs on ABC, starring Martin Sheen as a dad who comes out to his teenage son, and Hal Holbrook as his partner. Scott Jacoby, who played the son, won a Best Supporting Actor Emmy.

1973: “Sandy and Madeleine’s Family” becomes the first U.S. documentary about a lesbian-headed family.

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