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All About Steve

Steven Capsuto is the author of the book Alternate Channels: Queer Images on 20th-Century TV, and was the lead historical consultant for the acclaimed docuseries Visible: Out on Television (2020, Apple TV+).

He grew up in the Philadelphia area and earned his B.A. from Rutgers University. He began researching queer images on television in 1987 when he was a student volunteer at a lesbian and gay crisis hotline.

Since 1990, he has given video-illustrated lectures in dozens of cities about televised LGBTQ portrayals.

From the 1980s to 2000s, Steven oversaw the GLBT Library/Archives of Philadelphia (first the library and later the archives). He served as a consultant or researcher on the documentaries After StonewallTV Revolution, and The Question of Equality.

He lives in New York City, where he has a translation and language services business. In 2016, Egales published his English translation of Manuel Ángel Soriano’s book Homophobia in 1970s Spain: Psychiatry, Fascism, and the Transition to Democracy.