The Homosexual in Society - Part 2
IMAGINE: It’s November 24, 1958. Like many folks in the Bay Area, you tune into KPFA at 9:30 pm. Whether you realize it or not, you are listening to history in the making.
Public Affairs Director Elsa Knight Thompson is moderating a conversation about a topic rarely discussed in public back then: the Homosexual.
In part two of this broadcast, the panel includes:
- Morris Lowenthal, who defended the civil rights of gay people in California’s highest court;
- Psychiatrist Karl Bowman, who advocated for an end to criminal and medical persecution of homosexuals;
- Behavioral scientist Frank Beach, Jr., who advanced the idea that homosexuality is a natural human phenomenon.
- Progressive criminologist David Wilson
Their empathetic discussion is truly groundbreaking.
We are airing this rarely heard audio with permission from the Pacifica Radio Archives.