Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community*

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Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community*

  • 1984 ----- color ----- 86 min ----- vhs
  • (Narrated by Rita Mae Brown) In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement began. Presents the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s. Relives the emotionally-charged sparking of the gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the fight for acceptance. (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Discrimination, Family Life, History: American, Motion Pictures: Documentary, Social Work, Sociology, Women Studies)