Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Stonewall Uprising Trailer: American History LGBT

     There's a piece of American history that doesn't make the cut of those who preach the Gospel According to Hate in the name of their gods.  It is the history of homosexuals fighting for equality against two millennia of scripture-inspired homophobia and violence.  

     Thankfully, we have freedom of speech in the U.S.A., and documentary films, such as The Times of Harvey Milk and Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin, have been made that chronicle this overlooked and untaught part of American history.

     A new documentary has joined the canon of films preserving American LGBT history.

     Towleroad reports:
     Stonewall Uprising is a new documentary by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner that chronicles three days of riots in New York's Greenwich Village in June 1969 widely recognized as the birth of the modern gay rights movement. "This was the Rosa Parks moment," as one participant puts it. The film is narrated by Stonewall patrons and features what looks like some fascinating archival footage.
     For dates and showings of Stonewall Uprising, click here.

Stonewall Uprising trailer.

Trailer for Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin

Academy Award Winner for Best Feature Documentary, The Times of Harvey Milk. (This is the full version via Hulu.)