The "All In The Family" Episode That Changed Gay Rights In America

Matt Baume takes on a groundbreaking moment in television history.

Matt Baume is a keen observer of gay pop culture, especially about historical gay pop culture. In his latest video, he goes in-depth into one of the watershed moments of '70s television—a gay-themed episode of All in the Family.

"October 9, 1977—That's the night CBS aired an All in the Family episode entitled "Cousin Liz," which in just a half hour did three amazing things: it showed America that they could have queer family members. It depicted what may be TV's first gay marriage. And, oh yeah, it may have changed the course of an election."

Oh Edith Bunker, you had the purest heart of any character in TV history.

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