Banned in Birmingham

Meyer, Andrea
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/26/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 65, pA2
Trade Publication
Discusses the opposition facing gay-themed films and television programs in U.S. hinterlands. Conflict caused by theater owners and station managers' attempt to adhere to community values and standards; Conservative advocacy groups' attack on the so-called homosexual agenda; Opposition to the film "Latter Days"; Resistance to TV programs "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," "Will and Grace," and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".


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