1946 Columbus OSU Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, , July 1–31, 1949.1949 New York Chinese Gallery Chinese Gallery Ltd., New York, N. 1949 Columbus Ohio State Fair Arts and Crafts Building, Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio, , August 26–September 1, 1950. Traveled to: – American Federation of Arts Gallery, New York, N. – Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia, Pa., March 14–April 1966. – Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Mich., June 26–July 17, 1966.One commonly cited example is Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to political office in California, becoming the most visible LGBT politician in the world in the 1970s, after decades of resistance to LGBT people by mainstream culture.
– Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Miss., April 3–24, 1965. – Bacardi Imports Inc., Miami, Fla., November 28–December 19, 1965. – Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 8–29, 1966. – National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. 1965a New York Castelli Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, N. Organized by the American Federation of Arts, New York, N. Traveled to: – East Meadow Public Library, East Meadow, N. – Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, November 14–19, 1966. – London Public Library and Art Museum, London, Ontario, Canada, April 10–May 1, 1967.This list of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) firsts by year denotes pioneering LGBT endeavors organized chronologically.Openly LGBT people remain a demographic minority in most places.– Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, Ind., May 8–29, 1965. – Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla., September 4–25, 1965. – Stable Gallery, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, December 3–24, 1966. – Saskatoon Art Center, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, June 13–July 10, 1967.– Oak Ridge Community Art Center, Oak Ridge, Tenn., June 12–July 10, 1965. – Galleria la Salita, Rome, Italy, July 20–October 3, 1967.– University of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, December 18, 1967–January 1, 1968. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, March 10–March 26, 1976.– Kunstkabinett Fischer, Ingolstadt, Germany, May 13–June 9, 1969. 1966 Paris Sonnabend Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France, , June 18–October 16, 1966. Traveled to: – National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. 1966 London Hanover Hanover Gallery, London, United Kingdom, , September 13–October 2, 1966. Traveled to: – Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass., December 2, 1966–January 8, 1967. 1966 Kansas City Contemporary Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Kansas City, Mo., November 5–30, 1966.– Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, Tex., October 6–27, 1963. Traveled to: – Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif., July 24–August 25, 1963. – Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Wash., April 8–May 2, 1965. – Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria, October 23–November 21, 1965. Traveled to: – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass., November 5–26, 1965. – Portland Art Museum, Portland, Ore., February 19–March 12, 1967.1962b New York Mo MA Art Lending Service, Museum of Modern Art, New York, N. – Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minn., September 3–29, 1963. Traveled to: – Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass., May 3–23, 1963. 1963 New York Parke-Bernet Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, N. – Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colo., June 6–July 4, 1965. 1965 Providence RISD Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R. Circulated by the American Federation of Arts, New York, N. – Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, Okla., December 10–31, 1965. – Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, Calif., April 4–May 7, 1967. – Roberson Center for the Arts and Sciences, Binghamton, N. 1966 Akron Art Institute Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio, 1966.In areas that historically are not known for having (or being friendly to) LGBT people who do not remain closeted, a "first" can make it easier for other openly LGBT persons to enter the field or for those who are closeted to come out.Openly LGBT people being visible in society affects societal attitudes toward homosexuality, bisexuality, and the transgender community on a wider level.