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In the Life Presents: "Civil Disobedience"

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By GLAAD |
July 6, 2009

Throughout the month of July, PBS affiliates nationwide will be airing "Civil Disobedience," part II of In the Life's Summer of Stonewall series, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

In the Life is the GLAAD Media Award-winning gay and lesbian newsmagazine with guest hosts discussing youth and education, health and AIDS, arts and culture, workplace, relationships and family, and global issues. "Civil Disobedience" examines how the heroic actions taken by the patrons of the Stonewall Inn ignited a movement. 

CENTER SPACES
Before Stonewall, few LGBT groups publicly assembled despite their constitutional right to do so. But when they began to, these pioneering activists needed spaces to gather in. Our lead segment highlights the LGBT centers that have sheltered the movement and its organizations, providing refuge, legitimacy – a home – for LGBT people since Stonewall.

 

In A CONVERSATION WITH… two of our movement’s longest serving executive directors— Katherine Acey of Astrea and Lambda Legal’s Kevin Cathcart—discuss their lives as activists, the impact of Stonewall on their generation, and the passion that keeps them advancing the movement.

 

STORME DELARVARIE
In this episode’s final story, we profile Storme Delarvarie, the activist, organizer, and celebrated drag performer who—legend has it—threw the punch that started a revolution.

Visit In the Life's website to check your local listings and view the entire episode.

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