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  • Bayard & Me

    Bayard Rustin was the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. In the 1980s Bayard adopted his younger boyfriend Walter Naegle to obtain the legal protections of marriage. In this intimate love story, Walter remembers Bayard and a time when ga...

  • The Line

    Sparks fly at a Saturday morning clinic defense when two women are tasked with escorting a patient into the clinic. Set against the backdrop of the massive reproductive rights struggles of the 1990’s, The Line is a love story in an age of protest.

  • The Beauty President

    In 1992, at the height of the AIDS pandemic, activist Terence Alan Smith made a historic bid for president of the United States as his drag queen persona Joan Jett Blakk. Today, Smith reflects back on his seminal civil rights campaign and its place in American history.