This article is the 11th in a series featuring clips from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting, which is working to digitize television and radio pieces so that they may be preserved for years to come. The s came to a close with what is still perhaps the most consequential event in recent American gay history: the Stonewall riots of June 28, But while many gay people remained ignorant of Stonewall and others reacted to it with discomfort, this s version of the Boston Tea Party would do more than any other event to transform gay life in America. The thick bottle that had contained an entire culture was uncorked in ; within a few years it would be shattered into a thousand pieces. Those years that followed, the decade of the s, represent a remarkable period of transformation for gays and lesbians, particularly those living in America's coastal cities. At its core, that transformation was about visibility.
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Actress Amber Tamblyn stopped by " Running Later With Scott Rogowsky " last week discuss her experiences playing a lesbian character on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men," a show that has been called " one of the most sex-positive, queer-friendly shows on television. Prior to Charlie Sheen's exit, "Two And A Half Men" repeatedly landed itself in hot water for being a show geared primarily towards straight men, and excessively putting women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT characters as the butt of the joke. However, according to Tamblyn, this has all changed. I think they've got a lot of young, great writers and it's kind of amazing for a show like that to go through the changes that it has and really come from being a show that was primarily for men and male-based jokes to jokes that, really, a lot of women and a lot of friends of mine who are gay and even transgender love it. Check out the clip above to hear more about Tamblyn's experiences playing a lesbian role on a primetime sitcom, and catch "Two and a Half Men" on CBS. US Edition U.
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It was the groundbreaking kiss heard 'round the country. Fifteen years ago today, Dawson's Creek premiered the first ever male gay kiss on primetime television when Jack McPhee and his boyfriend Ethan shared a beautiful kiss on the season finale of the show. For the last several decades, television shows have featured gay characters in their casts. But Jack and Ethan's kiss wasn't the first homosexual kiss featured on TV. This honor belongs to another popular show for its time, LA Law, featuring the first televised lesbian kiss.