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March 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am12:30 pm

SACRAMENTO– Screening of Legends of Courage: The Story of Rosemary Metrailer.

Due to limited seating, please register here:

Serving Hors D’oeuvres from Ambrosia Catering

“The Story of Rosemary Metrailer … a deft and delightful 49-minute docudrama, recounting her remarkable 40+ year civil rights and legal career. “Rosy” always used the law to seek social justice, not only for the LGBT community, but for women, African Americans, and all people, with far-reaching national implications.One measure of a film’s impact on me is whether I would recommend it to a friend…so listen up: Go see this movie! And be sure to save me a seat so I can see it again!” – California Assembly member (Ret.) Mariko Yamada

The Story of Rosemary Metrailer weaves together interviews of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) trailblazers who sought to claim basic civil rights and build a Sacramento region enriched by their contributions. The saga of Ms. Metrailer includes a successful a 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.

“The Story of Rosemary Metrailer” is part of the Legends of Courage project, an oral history and documentary film series of women and men who fought for LGBTQ equality and helped build our Sacramento community. Produced in association with the Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange. This film was supported by California Humanities through a Community Stories grant


March 20, 2018
10:30 am – 12:30 pm


Tsakopoulos Library Galleria West Room
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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