I stumbled on this, sort of by accident, as I was exploring this site, quite wonderfully titled “the gay agenda”, and discovered history in the making. On September 29th, 1976, a sitcom called “Mel’s Diner” aired a controversial episode just as the gay liberation movement started. Two people go out on a date, Alice (played by Linda Lavin) goes on a date with Mel’s longtime friend Jack, a former football player, to find out at he’s gay.
The scene goes like this:
“Alice, you’re a wonderful person…”
“That follows with a but..Married?”
“I’ve run out of things to say after the but.”
“…but I’m gay”
…and then she stares at Jeff. I probably didnt get the script word for word, but I think you get the general idea. This scene is particularly important because Alice approaches Jack’s confession with acceptance.
To watch this video, go to this site: http://www.gayagenda.com/2008/09/theres-a-new-girl-in-town-a-gay-man-too/#