PHOTO-ILLUSTRATED REVISED EDITION
Alternate Channels is an up-close, behind-the-scenes history of gay and lesbian images on 20th-century American television and the era’s handful of early bi and trans portrayals.
From invisibility to stereotypes to leading characters, this acclaimed book explores television’s sexual-minority images, the people who put them onscreen, and the activists who fought hard for more and better depictions. The author built this account from archival materials, a thousand broadcast recordings, and his interviews with scriptwriters, TV executives, and early activists.
The revised 20th-anniversary edition, published in 2020, adds corrections, material cut from the first edition, and more than 90 photographs.