I ran across this video featuring an episode of the ABC news program Nightline from 1987. The subject was Gay Rights in the middle of the AIDS crisis. It's an eye opener to see how LGBTQ people were referred to and talked about in the 80s. Check it out, particularly the debate beginning at 7:01.
Aside from the fact that Fox News personality Britt Hume worked at ABC and actually embraced a more objective view of presenting the news back then, I was taken aback seeing - and remembering - the ugly verbiage thrown at LGBTQ people, ,particularly when folks were making accusations about our supposed sex lives.