The first documentary on Homosexuality has been found

In 1961 KQED produced what is perhaps the first known documentary about homosexuality in the United States called “The Rejected.” It’s been lost – until now.

The film is hardly a flattering portrayal of the LGBTQ community. It frequently refers to homosexuality as a “problem” and the documentary is peppered with other derogatory words such as “unpleasant” and “terrible.” But, does offer a glimpse into life in the early 60’s.



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