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Episode Clips

Boys Beware

This 1955 educational film warns of homosexuality, calling it "a sickness of the mind."

"Curing" Homosexuality

Dangerous "treatments" for eliminating homosexual urges were common in the 1950s and 60s.

The Fear of Being Gay

A veteran remembers what it was like to discover he was gay.

The "Dangers" of Homosexuality

A policeman's 1966 lecture on how homosexuality can destroy your life.

Violence Against Gays and Lesbians

To be openly gay in the 1960s was a serious risk.

The Dangers of Drag

In 1960s New York, gay men who dressed in women's clothing courted danger.

What Was the Mattachine Society?

The Mattachine society was one of the earliest gay rights groups.

Stonewall: An Uprising, Not a Riot

Reflections on the Stonewall rebellion.

The First Gay Pride March

Remembering the first gay pride march, held one year after the Stonewall riots.

The Legacy of the Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall riots inspired gay Americans to fight for their rights.

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