Friday, June 18, 2010

Kicking Off Gay Pride!



This past week we watched the very insightful documentary "Stonewall Uprising."

Synopsis:
Told by Stonewall patrons, journalists and the cop who led the raid, "Stonewall Uprising" recalls the bad old days when psychoanalysts equated homosexuality with mental illness and advised aversion therapy, and even lobotomies. A treasure -trove of archival footage vividly depicts this all-too-recent reality, a time when Mike Wallace announced on a 1966 CBS Reports: "The average homosexual, if there be such, is promiscuous. He is not interested in, nor capable of, a lasting relationship like that of a heterosexual marriage." At the height of this oppression, a routine police raid on the Stonewall triggered nights of pandemonium with tear gas, billy clubs and a small army of tactical police.


If you are under the age of 60, like we are, then you need to watch this film to fully understand the hell the United States was for gay people back then. The United States was like Nazi Germany to gays 40-50 years ago.

After you watch this film you'll understand why LGBTQ NEED a Pride Parade.

This is a film all people should watch.

To learn more about this great film please click HERE