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Program
Homosexual in Our Society (Part 1 of 2)
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-3n20c4st80
PRA
BB0012A
Filename
PRA_AAPP_BB0012A_Homosexual_in_our_society_part_1
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Description
This recording from 1958 - the earliest known radio recording to overtly discuss homosexuality - features Public Affairs Director of KPFA Elsa Knight Thompson interviewing Hal Call, the editor of the Mattachine Society's newsletter, the Mattachine Review; Dr. Blanche Baker, a psychologist noted for her then-rarely-shared belief that homosexuality was not an abnormality nor an illness; and Leah Gailey, the mother of a gay man. Gailey recounts her shock at first learning her son was gay and her eventual embrace of her son's sexuality. Call asserts that "every tenth person...is predominantly homosexual". Topics discussed include the conflict of the society versus the individual, whether the root of homosexuality is a product of biology or environment, flamboyant individuals, and elimination of effeminate gestures that distinguish homosexuals versus educating public that these mannerisms are not significant.
Asset type
Program
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Social Issues
Public Affairs
LGBTQ
Subjects
Gays -- History; Homosexuality; Radio panel discussions; Gay rights--United States
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:55:05
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Citation
Chicago: “Homosexual in Our Society (Part 1 of 2),” Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed February 27, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-3n20c4st80.
MLA: “Homosexual in Our Society (Part 1 of 2).” Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. February 27, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-3n20c4st80>.
APA: Homosexual in Our Society (Part 1 of 2). Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-3n20c4st80