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'Dancing with the Stars' features first ever same-sex dance

Nyle DiMarco
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ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” viewers got a surprise last night as they premiered, not one but two, same-sex dance steps.

Although not a full routine built around a same-sex partners, it still marks the first time two people of the same gender have been able to dance with each other on the reality show.

Nyle DiMarco was paired with female partner Peta Murgatroyed, while Jodie Sweetin (D.J. on Full House) was paired with Keo Motsepe.

The couples danced the tango with their opposite sex partners until the two ladies paired off with each other, and the two men did the same.

Nyle DiMarco came out as gender fluid last year, explaining in an article that his sexual identity does not fit into traditional gay, straight, or bisexual categories.

DiMarco is no stranger to reality television, he was the first deaf contestant to appear on “America’s Next Top Model,” cycle 22.

When asked by FOX 411 about the Motsepe lifting him during the historic routine, he said through his interpreter, “"Well, it's a different experience. Usually I'm lifting Peta but …should it only be for a woman? Maybe Peta can lift me at some stage?"

You can check out the routine between the two couples HERE.

Show photos: ABC