The city that gave birth to the gay rights movement has changed dramatically over the past 40+ years, when our forefathers fought back during the bar raid on night of June 28, 1969. Since then, society has progressed for the better, and we've heard great tales of change in people's lives all across the country; and of course some bad. However, there is always a new story to find, everyone has something to say. The Queer City film project plan will explore question on the LGBT community in New York, and unearth the untold stories and discover new ones. In a city of over 8 million, there are thousands to a million of queer stories to explore.
"The film cannot, of course, represent every aspect of LGBT life, and that is not our goal. Rather, the documentary will weave together stories in narrative style, offering a compelling portrait of American lives," says the documentary project's Kickstarter page. "This is a feature-length exploration of the ways we live now. It also offers a glimpse at the future of gay America. The community still contends with villains and fierce opposition, even in the most cosmopolitan of cities, and many bear lasting scars from those conflicts."
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Who is behind Queer City? Along with Christopher Bram, author of Father of Frankenstein (which was the basis for film Gods & Monsters), as an Associate Producer, joining is Director/Producer Draper Shreeve (Kids of Penzance). Rounding up the rest of the crew are Executive Producer Henry Chalfant (Style Wars, From Mambo to Hip-Hop), Producer Townes Coates, and Associate Producers Robert Woodworth (from the LGBT Community Center), and Anna South.