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  •  Excellent diary, but first gay TV character? (1+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge

    In the summer of 1972 there was a short-lived series called "The Corner Bar" which had a gay character named "Peter Panama", played by Vincent Schiavelli. I remember seeing this while at the Navy base in Newport, RI.

    According to this link:  

    His character Peter Panama on "The Corner Bar" (1972) was the first sustained gay character on American network television.
    So first regular character, perhaps, but there may have been a few others before him.

    "One of the greatest tragedies of man's long trek along the highway of history has been the limiting of neighborly concern to tribe, race, class or nation." Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by brae70 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 05:55:00 AM PDT

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