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Jack Baker

Meet the gay couple who got married in 1971 | VIDEO

Jack Baker and Michael McConnell, who are still married today more than 40 years later, became the first Minnesota same-gender couple to wed. Their marriage stunned Americans and people across the world, who had never heard of that kind of nuptials.

The Advocate's 45 years of LGBT heroes

Any celebration of the The Advocate's founding in 1967 must honor the heroes for LGBT rights that we've covered for 45 years. With one honoree named per year, the list will be announced in parts and culminate in an event in Los Angeles this month.