Jun

FILM SCREENING: LEGENDS OF COURAGE PREMIERE AT THE GUILD THEATER

SACRAMENTO-- Don’t miss the Sacramento premiere of LEGENDS OF COURAGE: THE STORY OF ROSEMARY METRAILER, a documentary about pioneering LGBT civil rights activist at the Guild Theater.

The film weaves together stories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) trailblazers who sought to claim basic civil rights and build a Sacramento region enriched by their contributions. The saga of Ms. Metrailer’s contributions includes a successful lawsuit against Reverend Jerry Falwell (1986) and class action sex discrimination suit against McClellan Air Force Base (1988) on behalf of women employees. These civil rights accomplishments are set against the backdrop of Sacramento's social and political context from the 1960s to the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. In addition to highlighting LGBT leader Metrailer, four filmed oral histories that explore the resiliency, pathos, and determination of the region's LGBT pioneers will also illuminate decades of LGBTQ activism in the Sacramento community. Capturing and sharing these histories celebrate contributors not commonly recognized but whose advocacy was indispensable to the advancement of the movement and equity in the Sacramento region.

RSVP required

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7:30 pm @ The Guild Theater, 2828 35th St. Sacramento, California 95817

To reserve seats go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-story-of-rosemary-metrailer-tickets-33496266234

For more information, contact: Dawn Deason, (916) 396-4862 dddeason@me.com

To watch a trailer of the film, visit the Lavender Library, Archives and Cultural Exchange website event page.

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