44 Years Later – A Look Back at “The Homosexuals”

44 years ago this week, in 1967, CBS News aired a Special Report hosted by Mike Wallace titled simply, “ The Homosexuals.” Noting that over 20% of television viewers in the United States saw the program, gay activist Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out calls this “the single most destructive hour of anti-gay propaganda in our nation’s history.”

It’s important to revisit this time, to help us see how far we’ve come in our struggle for acceptance and equality. “The Homosexuals” can also serve as a reminder that we still, to this day, have voices of hate and ignorance featured in our media as credible sources.