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NBC Out releases annual #Pride30 list
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2021-06-05

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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

Users can view the entire list at nbcnews.com/nbcout or follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #Pride30.

NBC Out, part of NBC News Digital, features unique stories and original video content about and of interest to the full spectrum of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. From politics to pop culture, NBCOut.com seeks to both enlighten and entertain, while also digging into the challenging issues facing the LGBTQ communities. NBC Out's editorial director is Brooke Sopelsa.


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