According to Queerty, a new book ("Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America") suggests that people were hesitant to get involved or investigate thoroughly because Kitty was a lesbian.
Jase Peeples, the entertainment editor for The Advocate wrote an opinion piece about the lasting impact of seeing a gay teenager on television, Billy Douglas from One Life to Live, a character he could identify with.
In December of last year, Australia's highest court passed a bill allowing marriage equality in the Australian Capital Territory. A week later, the court struck down the law annulling more than two dozen marriages. Many were devastated by this decision including Jesse Tyler Ferguson