Films of Pride and Protest: Stonewall at 50
In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 in Greenwich Village, a protest began which quickly became one of the most significant events in the history of New York City and helped launch a movement that has profoundly altered the course of history. Two words immediately conjure Stonewall: pride and protest, a tradition that has continued through fifty years of the Gay Pride and Liberation movement. These same words are the title of a landmark episode of In the Life (the longest running LBGT news magazine on television, premiering in 1992 on WNYC, a PBS affiliate)—Stonewall 25: Global Voices of Pride & Protest, here serving as inspiration for a program of short films, drawn from the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project collection, that document and pay tribute the people who struggled, and celebrated, for the inclusion of all.
With very special thanks to Todd Wiener, Steven K. Hill, Jennifer Rhee/UCLA Film & Television Archive, and Jenni Olson.