Wednesday, June 10, 2015

1961 Documentary on Homosexuality


The first known documentary about Homosexuality has been found.  It was televised on Sept. 11, 1961. You can find the documentary here:

Introduced by KQED's General Manager James Day, The Rejected was the first ever U.S. televised documentary about homosexuality, broadcast on September 11th 1961. Originally titled 'The Gay Ones', The Rejected had a budget of $100 and was filmed mostly in the KQED studio. Several sources - including co-producer Irving Saraf - refer to at least one scene being shot on location at the Black Cat Bar in San Francisco (710 Montgomery Street). However, this edit of the film does not appear to feature images of the bar. In his 'Chronological History of KQED: 40th Anniversary Edition', Jay Yamada quotes a 'Focus' article from Oct. 1979: "Jim Day reported to the board that KQED had completed videotape production of a 90 minute documentary on homosexuality in San Francisco, a program entitled 'The Rejected'." The video edit preserved by the Library of Congress is only 60 minutes long. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NOM Supports the Duggars

I found the following blog post over at the National Organization for Marriage

Dear Marriage Supporter,
As you may have already heard, the Duggar family — stars of the hit TV Show 19 Kids and Counting — have come under attack from bullying activists and radicals simply because of the Duggars' strong pro-family witness both on and off their show. I ask you to take a moment today to join me in showing your support for the Duggars.
We need to send a message to let them know that we, the advocates of traditional marriage and family, appreciate their strong moral voice in the public square. They are an example of how strong marriages and families lie at the foundation of a healthy society. We need more celebrities like them, not fewer!
Our country needs a healthier public square where people are heard respectfully, and not merely shouted down by those who disagree. This moment that the Duggars are facing is a test case for what kind of society we want: one where the values of tolerance and respect are truly practiced, or one where only those on the politically-correct side of the conversation get to be heard.
Brian S Brown
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage
No, it's not from last week or two weeks ago but a year ago.  Strangely, NOM has been silent during the revelation that Josh Duggar, who worked for the Family Research Council, molested his younger sisters and a family friend.  Unbelievable. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

MassResistance Helps Another Country Recognize Marriage Equality

So ever since Marriage Equality was recognized in Massachusetts back in 2013, MassResistance has been sending out "pro-family" information to anti-equality groups and in almost every case the marriage equality side wins.  It's actually quite amusing to read about MassResistance's involvement in difference campaigns because they always claim: "We tell them things they obviously never heard before and really opened their eyes!"  Take a gander at their latest attempt:
Help from MassResistance 
Over the past few months MassResistance has been working with a number of Irish pro-marriage activists. Most recently, we have been corresponding with pastor Derry O’Sullivan in Dublin who has been working with several church groups. Late last night he sent us some descriptions of what’s been happening on the ground over in Ireland.  We asked him for a report, which we quote from below.
 One of the primary tools from MassResistance for Irish voters has been our video, “What gay marriage did to Massachusetts” – which has been used by pro-marriage activists from Australia and Hong Kong to Finland and Africa.
Among other things, nearly 55,000 postcards urging people to watch the MassResistance video have been distributed across the country. (It’s making an impression -- we’ve gotten angry emails from homosexual activists!)

We're so glad when we hear that MassResistance is getting involved in some equality movement somewhere because we know that once people hear the kooky crazy ramblings from them it's all over and we win.