Movie Night: LGBTQ Documentaries

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Join us for a free showing of the several LGTBQ documentaries.

Title: How Stonewall Became Famous | Op-Docs

Ever since the 1969 riots on the streets outside New York City’s Stonewall Inn, L.G.B.T.Q. communities have gathered there to express their joy, their anger, their pain and their power.

Cheryl Furjanic’s new Op-Doc, “Stonewall: The Making of a Monument” traces that history, exploring the process by which a chaotic street fight in protest of police brutality has been engraved into history in the form of a national monument. Furjanic’s film, built from a chorus of voices and archival footage, is also a case study in how mainstream acceptance can, ironically, be a mixed blessing for political movements, as people struggle to control their own history.

Title: 50 years after Stonewall, why so many LGBTQ people are 'still grieving' | PBS News Hour

During the era of 1969’s Stonewall Riots, police raids against LGBTQ establishments were common. But when Stonewall patrons fought back, the modern gay rights movement was launched. On Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, Judy Woodruff gets perspective from Reverend Emma Chattin, activist and journalist George Johnson, The Anti-Violence Project’s Beverly Tillery and Mark Segal of Philadelphia Gay News.

Title: Magic Cover - RUDE - LGBT version

Collaborative music video cover celebrating the LGBTQ community.

Provided in partnership with Ames Public Library and LGBTQ Committee of Story County Democrats.

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