"> Name: Women kissing Women, Too Hot for Huntsville Alabama

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectSexual/Gender Orientation


Artist: National Broadcasting Company

Confronting Bodies: WAFF-TV of Alabama

Date of Action: 1995

Specific Location: Huntsville Alabama

Description of Artwork: "Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story" is a television drama based on the true-life of Col. Cammermeyer's discharge from the army because of her lesbianism.

Description of Incident: A scene in the movie depicts a kiss between the lesbian couple of Magarethe Cammermeyer and her lover. The television station WAFF-TV omitted the kiss scene, which they deemed too controversial to air on television.

Results of Incident: Despite a Huntsville resident calling the station to complain, the program director refused to comment on the issue. Sadly, the people of Huntsville have still not seen the scene.

Source: Artistic Freedom under Attack, People for the American Way.

Submitted By: Peter Silverman, NCAC

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