The author in front of a wall of 20th-century televisions

Steven Capsuto, Author and Speaker
LGBTQ Images on Television

Hello. I’m the author of the acclaimed book Alternate Channels, about the fight for lesbian and gay visibility on 20th-century TV, and about the few identifiably bi and trans roles on TV in those years. The first edition was a semifinalist for what is now the Stonewall Book Award. A revised edition came out in 2020.

I was also the lead historical consultant for Visible: Out on Television, the 2020 docuseries on Apple TV+.

I give traveling lectures with lots of video clips, exploring how television’s LGBTQ portrayals have evolved over time, from the early days to the streaming era.