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Gay Pride Flickathon
1pm – 8 pm
Ward 3 Community Room
1510 E. Grant Road
“1 – 3 pm “PRIDE” is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984 and much of blue-collar Great Britain is on strike. For one tiny Welsh village, the strike brings unexpected visitors — a group of London-based activists who decide to raise money to support the strikers’ families and want to make their donation in person. In this feel-good, heartwarming comedy, two groups seemingly from worlds apart, discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
3:15 – 5:30 pm “OUT AND PROUD IN CHICAGO” – One city, one community, one human family. Profiling the history of Chicago’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community from the 19th century to modern day. Gay rights are civil rights – watch history unfold.
5:45 – 6:15 pm “GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS -The ACLU Freedom Files” – Children separated from parents, loved ones left alone to battle illness, shared property seized by the state–these scenarios may sound like the stuff of nightmares, but they’re all too real for gay and lesbian families in America.
7:00 – 8:30 pm “STONEWALL UPRISING” When police raided Stonewall on June 28, 1969 (49 years ago on June 28th), gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York City erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.
1. There is no charge for admission – viewing of any one or all movies is FREE.
2. Donations may be asked for snacks and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available.
3. Absolutely NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PERMITTED. Anyone obviously intoxicated will be asked to leave.
4. Start and Running Times are approximate. There will be 10 to 15 minute intermissions between movies.”
Sponsored by Ward 3 Councilman Paul Durham, who is gay and married to Philippe.