Vice presidencyWhile Harris will be the first vice president to fall within a number of these categories, there may also have been a gay vice president.
The first vice president of Native American ancestry was Charles Curtis, a politician from Kansas who belonged to the Kaw Nation.
CabinetIf Buttigieg becomes the head of the Transportation Department, he will be the first openly gay person to be confirmed by the Senate.
Sonia Sotomayor became the first non-White woman and first Hispanic member of the bench when confirmed in 2009.
The first openly gay governor was New Jersey’s Jim McGreevey — though he was openly gay as governor for only a few weeks after a scandal involving a sexual relationship prompted him to announce his resignation in 2004.