How Sitcoms Handled Homos in the 70s and 80s

Submitted by: fancylad 2 weeks ago in Entertainment Lifestyle


A nice, short study on how television addressed gay people, and how it sort of reflected society's acceptance. 
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Male 40,561
In the 70s, the average gay was less concerned about how they were portrayed on sitcoms and more worried about being beaten to death in the street by kids with baseball bats. Police didn't even investigate fag bashing.
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Male 3,345
I'm surprised he didn't mention the Will and Grace episode where they had the first kiss between two gay men on TV.  It was ground breaking, but it was sad because it wasn't a romantic kiss.  It was two friends who kissed in front of the cameras of Good Morning America to force their kiss to be on TV.  Those characters were strong, and deserved to have some romance on screen.
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Male 4,200
I miss that show SOAP, it was my favorite sitcom forever.
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Male 1,846
A fun travel through time.

But does he have to gesticulate with his chin???
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Female 8,177
Well- Round the Horne was chock full of double entendres- and very few people didn't know what was going on.
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Male 1,300
As I'm watching this Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is officially apologizing to the LGBTQ community.
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Male 40,561
lockner01 And Putin is passing more laws to persecute them.
Some attitudes never change
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Male 3,825
Gerry1of1 putin is a good guy though right? Donald trusts him
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Male 40,561
rumham their bromance is legendary 

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Male 3,825
Gerry1of1 they can't quit each other
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Male 40,561
rumham He had him at Привет
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Male 1,300
Gerry1of1 Trudeau is apologizing for how Canada treated LGBTQ people from 1950-90s. I'm not sure how that relates to Putin or how some attitudes never change.
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Male 40,561
lockner01 Illustrating that despite social progress in one area, there is always someone else taking a step backwards.
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Male 3,825
Gerry1of1 such is the path of the human animal.
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Male 40,561
Don't need to watch, I lived through it.
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Male 3,345
Gerry1of1 On behalf of "the straights," I'm sorry you had to live through it.  And I don't mean that sarcastically, either.  The LGBTQ community was treated horribly as a norm, and by a great number of people, still is.  So, Gerry, I'm sorry.
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