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50 Years Ago Today, ‘The Corner Bar’ Made History With TV’s First Out Gay Character (Guest Blog)

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thewrap Jim McKairnes
2022-06-21 21:54:04

Few remember the short-lived 1970s sitcom “The Corner Bar” and fewer still can recall one of its characters. But those who do celebrate both. Because the series, which premiered 50 years ago this week, introduced the first out gay person seen on a regular basis on an American TV show. With the two came the (slow) linking at last of a largely until-then dismissed part of culture with the business ...

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