G/L Magazine (TV series)
Region: North America
Subject: Sexual/Gender Orientation
Artist: Anthony Palange
Confronting Bodies: Denver Community Television
Dates of Action: 1993
Location: Denver, Colorado
Description of Artwork: G/L Magazine, a gay news-and-entertainment show, produced for public access television.
The Incident: Denver Community Television (DCTV) refused to air two episodes of Anthony Palange's G/L Magazine, asserting that they were "obscene." Palange then filed suit with the aid of the ACLU in Denver. Under federal cable television laws, public access channels are public forums, and neither a city nor an agency to which a city delegates the function of administering public access TV may censor the content of programs. In the case of G/L Magazine there had never been any judicial determination that the programs met the legal standard for obscenity. The episodes did not even contain nudity.
Results of Incident: In early November 1993, G/L Magazine resumed broadcasting.
Source: "ACLU Arts Censorship Project Newsletter", Winter 1994