Lost Documentary Found

James-Day introducing The RejectedA documentary entitled ‘The Rejected’ which was released in 1961 is believed to be the first documentary on homosexuality in the USA.

It was long thought that the documentary, which had been funded by a New York TV station, WNET; and after much research a copy of the historical documentary was found in the LIbrary of Congress.  Unfortunately the copy was not in a good condition, and after many discussions, the Library of Congress along with WNET agreed that a group archivists would clean up, digitize and upload the video for the use of the community.

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Please read the following blog item from KQED

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