October Documentary and Meeting.
TITLE: Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community. DATE: Oct 14, Thursday, 2010 TIME: 6pm pizza buffet and business 6 30 film and discussion. VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza Westend meeting room, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive, Waco, TX. FEE: Film and buffet free, donations appreciated. GENRE: Documentary. RUN TIME: 87 minutes. RATING: Unrated, acceptable for all audiences. Before Stonewall relates the history of the gay rights movement in America before the Stonewall riots of 1969. The film presents the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s. It provides a decade by decade history of homosexuality through amazing historical footage and interviews. I found the film extremely informative and certainly timely with the current struggle over don't ask don't tell, and gay marriage. This excellent piece was the winner of 2 Emmy Awards. You will not want to miss this one. The following is the agenda for the business meeting: 1) Update on the One Nation Working Together regional meeting in Dallas Oct 2, 2010. 2) Billboard status. 3) T-shirt committee formation. 4) New Years Eve candlelight vigil. 5) Legislative action: Phone speed dial for President Obama. 6) Open forum. (after film). 7) Afghanistan poem. as the nation seemingly plunges further into darkness, please help keep a light shining from the peace movement. see you there. alan