Openly gay TV actors.
1975: Female impersonator female impersonator Vox populi Drag queen, see there Lori Shannon (Don McLean) debuts as Beverly LaSalle on CBS's All in the Family.
1989: The Canadian comedy series The Kids in the Hall, whose cast includes out comedian Scott Thompson, begins its first season.
1991: Sandra Bernhard debuts as Nancy Bartlett Thomas on ABC's Roseanne.
1993: In an Advocate interview, Amanda Bearse of Fox's Married ... With Children becomes the first prime-time series regular to come out.
1994: Wilson Cruz plays the openly gay Rickie Vasquez on ABC's My So-called Life My So-Called Life is an American television teen drama created by Winnie Holzman and produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz that aired on ABC from August 25, 1994, to January 26, 1995. .
1994: Transgender transgender or transgendered
Transsexual. actress Jazzmun first plays Pat on NBC's The John Larroquette Show.
1996: Chad Allen, costar of CBS's Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is multi-Emmy Award winning western/dramatic television series in the United States, created by Beth Sullivan. It ran on CBS for six seasons, from January 1st, 1993 to May 16th, 1998. , is outed by a tabloid.
1997: Ellen DeGeneres causes a media blitz when her character on ABC's Ellen comes out.
1999: Megan Mullally of NBC's Will & Grace tells The Advocate she is bisexual.
2001: Gabriel Romero, who plays Fernando on Telemundo's Los Beltran, tells The Advocate he is bisexual.
2003: Out actors Christopher Sieber and John Benjamin Hickey play out characters on ABCs It's All Relative It's All Relative is an ABC sitcom about a man who dates the adoptive daughter of a gay couple, which forces their very different families to learn to coexist. Overview .