All in The Family- Beverly LaSalle

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    Jul 05, 2011 6:57 AM GMT
    I few months back in a forum topic many of us were trying to find the episode where transvestite Beverly LaSalle was murdered.

    I found it tonight, a heart wrenching episode, that left a lump in my throat. It's right up there with two other episodes: when Edith escaped a rapist and when Mike and Gloria moved to California.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdCdOSZb95M
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    Jul 06, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    Thanks so much for finding and posting this! As I'd mentioned in earlier threads when trying to find that clip, while the recurring gay character "Beverly" was played for laughs in "her" introductory episode it was with great pathos that Edith in Beverly's final episode questions the existence of god after Beverly is BEATEN TO DEATH FOR BEING "DIFFERENT." Consider how groundbreaking that was - not only was a fatal gay bashing treated as serious fodder on a 35 year old sitcom but a TV bigot evolved on gay issues!

    Lots more on Beverly LaSalle here: http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1097094/