Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community (eVideo, 1984) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community

Before Stonewall : the making of a gay and lesbian community

Author: Robert Rosenberg; John Scagliotti; Greta Schiller; Rita Mae Brown; First-Run Features (Firm),
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, 1984.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
History
Additional Physical Format: Original version: 720229911030
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Rosenberg; John Scagliotti; Greta Schiller; Rita Mae Brown; First-Run Features (Firm),
Language Note: In English.
OCLC Number: 945217473
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed January 20, 2016).
Performer(s): Narrated by Rita Mae Brown.
Description: 1 online resource (86 min.)
Responsibility: director, Greta Schiller ; producers, Robert Rosenberg, John Scagliotti, Greta Schiller.

Abstract:

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.
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