Video: Gay Rights Movement Revisited

1.21.2012

By Jon Roth

Seven minutes show how far we've come, how far we have to go.

Filmmaker Ryan James Yezak posted this video on his YouTube channel four days ago, and it's already got more than two million views. It's a fast-paced, chronological look at the evolution of the gay rights movement using archival news clips dating back to the CBS special 'The Homosexuals' from 1967. Watch as the video revisits seminal moments for the LGBT community, from assassinations, epidemics and suicides to protests, repeals and comings out, all through the lens of the nightly news.

Once you've watched it, share it with someone else, and visit Yezak's page to learn more about his project and how you can help.

 

Via Thought Catalog

Tags: Popnography
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