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Before Stonewall ; : After Stonewall [electronic resource].

Scagliotti, John, (producer,, screenwriter.). Schiller, Greta, (director,, producer.). Rosenberg, Robert, 1955- (director., producer.). Daughton, Bill, (editor of moving image work.). Brown, Rita Mae, (narrator.). Etheridge, Melissa, (narrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Rita Mae Brown, Audre Lorde, Harry Hay, Barbara Gittings, Allen Ginsberg, Meissa Etheridge. (Cast).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 87 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States]: First Run Features , 2004.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Greta Schiller.
Participant or Performer Note:
Rita Mae Brown, Audre Lorde, Harry Hay, Barbara Gittings, Allen Ginsberg, Meissa Etheridge.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Gay liberation movement > United States > History.
Homosexuality > United States > History > 20th century.
Lesbianism > United States > History > 20th century.
Lesbians > New York (State) > New York.
Gay men > New York (State) > New York.
Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969.
AIDS (Disease) > United States > History.
Human rights workers.

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