This Monday evening, FDL Movie Night presents “Legalize Gay” a documentary that follows a new generation of LGBT and ally activists as they work for equality, non-discrimination and inclusion.
On the sports field LGBT ally rugby star Ben Cohen and out football player Brian Sims help dispel stereotypes and build bridges. At Spelman College, Jeshawna Wholley staged the first Pride celebration, complete with a drag show featuring students from neighboring Morehouse College, which bans the wearing of traditionally female articles of clothing for its all male student body.
In Parma, Ohio high school student Danny Sparks campaigned for comprehensive sex education, and working with his friends and the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland, succeeded in getting an outside abstinence-only sex education program removed from the Parma school district, and the word “partner” substituted for “spouse.”
The documentary also highlights Gabby Gifford’s volunteer Danny Hernandez who helped save the life of Gabby Gifford; Zach Wahls who spoke before the Iowa legislature in support of his two moms and the marriage equality; Miss New York Claire Buffie who made LGBT equality the centerpiece of her platform; Campus Pride and their Camp Pride which provides leadership and coalition building seminars, and the Victory Fund endorses dozens of openly LGBT candidates, as well as the Human Rights Campaign.
Please join us and guests Matt Comer, Karl Abad and Mark Rivera in discussing the progress made and still to be made. Movie Night is 5pm to 6:30pm PDT (8pm to 9:30pm) Monday. You must be registered and logged in (it’s free!) to Firedoglake.com to comment. And please remember to refresh your browser every minute or so to see fresh questions and comments.