The 2020 documentary, STONEWALL UPRISING (PBS), reminds us that 52 years ago this month, LGBTQ patrons of New York City’s Stonewall Inn rioted in response to a police raid.
Not the first demonstration of its kind, it nonetheless signalled the start of a new era of activism that has made greater recognition and visibility possible, including Pride celebrations.
“The events at Stonewall inspired a new generation of LGBTQ people to become involved in politics personally and passionately, transforming the United States and the world,” Jason Baumann, author of The Stonewall Reader, wrote for TIME. At the same, he writes, “there are numerous disagreements about the participants involved, levels of violence, the reasons behind the conflict, and how and why things changed.”
To close out Pride Month and enter a new year of awareness and inclusion, here are my other 10 favourite LGBTQ+ documentaries:
1. State of Pride (2019)
2. Disclosure (2020)
3. Paris Is Burning (1990)
4. Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay & Lesbian Community (1984)
5. How To Survive a Plague (2012)
6. The Death & Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)
7. The New Black (2013)
8. Kiki (2016)
9. L Word Mississippi: Hate The Sin (2014)
10. For The Bible Tells Me So (2007)
Check them out! 🌈🎬❤️
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