Barbara Gittings Award and Screening of ‘Training Rules’
Barbara Gittings (1932-2007) is the mother of the gay and lesbian civil rights movement. Equality Forum and QFest honor her memory with the first annual Barbara Gittings Award for Civil Rights Achievement in Film to distinguished filmmaker Dee Mosbacher. Equality Forum co-produced with WHYY/PBS Gay Pioneers, a documentary film about the story of the first organized gay rights demonstrations, called "Annual Reminders," held in front of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell each July 4th from 1965-69.
Barbara Gittings was a Gay Pioneer who courageously organized the Annual Reminders, which laid the groundwork for Stonewall and the first New York Pride Parade. With a radiant smile, lifetime commitment and tireless determination, Gittings helped open libraries for gay information and persuaded the American Psychiatric Association to rescind its classification of being gay or lesbian as a mental illness.
Dee Mosbacher - Barbara Gittings Award Honoree
Training Rules: Star basketball player Jennifer Harris entered Penn State and became a starting member of the team only to find herself removed two years later after it was discovered she's a lesbian. In Training Rules, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Dee Mosbacher examines Portland's coaching environment and the impact of homophobia in sports.
Saturday, July 18 · 4:45 · Prince Music Theater. Presented with the screening of Training Rules
For tickets visit http://www.phillycinema.org
Equality Forum & QFest present first Barbara Gittings Award to filmmaker Dee Mosbacher
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