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Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community

Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community / director, Greta Schiller ; producers, Robert Rosenberg, John Scagliotti, Greta Schiller.
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Streaming Video
New York, NY : First Run Features, 1984.
1 online resource (86 minutes)
In English.
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 had begun. Before Stonewall pries open the closet door--setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today's gay rights movement, from the events that led to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance. Experience the fascinating and unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history.
Title from resource description page (viewed January 20, 2016).
Subject headings
Gay liberation movement--United States--History.
Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969.
Homosexuality--United States--History.
Gays--United States--History.
Genre heading
Documentary films.
Other contributors
Rosenberg, Robert, producer.
Scagliotti, John, producer.
Schiller, Greta, producer, director.
Brown, Rita Mae, narrator.


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