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The Stonewall 50 Cruise Welcomes Aboard Outspoken: Oral History from LGBTQ Pioneers

 

Joining Pride of the Ocean’s Stonewall 50 cruise  is Steven F. Dansky, activist, writer, and photographer for more than fifty years, now a documentary filmmaker, who journeyed from coast-to-coast through rural communities to urban epicenters and across the globe via Skype to Bangkok, Buenos Aires, and Melbourne, to capture the oral history from the founders of the modern LGBTQ movement.

 

Steven F. Dansky

Inspired from Outspoken: Oral History of LGBTQ Pioneers, the documentary film ‘From Trauma to Activism‘ unpacks LGBTQ history with narratives from audacious pathfinders and gay liberationists; dykes and lesbian separatists; and radical fairies and queens. The documentary features three veterans of the Stonewall Rebellion, Danny Garvin, Jerry Hoose, and Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt. Also, three veterans of the U.S. military: transgender activists Blue Montana and Frankie Perez; and LGBT activist and Nevada State Senator, Pat Spearman.

These pioneers formulated daring politics with insights about human existence, trans and gender identity and sexual orientation that inspired generations of post-Stonewall Rebellion activists, change-agents,  academicshistoriansartists, filmmakers and writers.

 

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Many Outspoken narratives contain contemplative views about the future for LGBTQ people. Advances toward basic human rights have taken place, such as marriage equality in a handful of states, but these are very recent victories. It was only in 2003 that the U.S. Supreme Court overturned anti-sodomy laws. Globally, the fate of LGBTQ people is more dubious with recent anti-homosexual legislation enacted in countries on several continents, often exported from the U.S. by homophobic evangelical Christian churches.

Join Pride of the Ocean’s Stonewall 50 cruise to learn and celebrate how our Stonewall Pioneers fought for and won the LGBT rights that we have today and how you can help to safeguard those rights for future generations by remembering the lessons learned from the past on this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

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