Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

In May 1978, Arnold (Arnie) Berkowitz became the first male to graduate from the college as a legal secretary. In an interview in the May 27, 1978 issue of the Los Angeles Times, Berkowitz stated that he expected to face the same problems “as a woman getting a job as a truck driver.” Berkowitz was the first openly gay man on campus. When Berkowitz was asked to speak on gay issues in a Human Relations in Business course in May 1979, the talk was initially cancelled because it was thought to be too controversial.
Tags: gender, roles, sexism, homosexuality, equal, rights