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Before the Emmys Were Gay

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The New York Times
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September 19, 2011

FOR a few years now, I have watched the Emmy Awards with a mixture of amazement and envy. Did that actor really kiss the guy next to him when his name was announced? Did that composer really say I love you to his male partner in his acceptance speech? Looking forward to tonight’s Primetime Emmy awards, hosted by the openly gay actress Jane Lynch, I can’t help but think how far we’ve come since my own encounter with the awards show in 1976.