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MARSHA P. JOHNSON ON FILM

Tuesday 22 October: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Gonville and Caius College , Bateman Auditorium, Trinity Street, CB2 1TA

A screening of Tourmaline & Sasha Wortzel’s short film, Happy Birthday, Marsha!, celebrating trans activist and queer icon Marsha P. Johnson. Followed by a critical screening of a documentary featuring archival footage of Marsha, Sylvia Rivera, and other activists.

The Stonewall Uprising, which took place in Greenwich Village, New York in June 1969, is generally considered to be a turning point in the history of the LGBTQ+ community. The riots helped to spark a queer revolution both within the United States and around the world, leading to the creation of the gay liberation movement and the first gay pride parade the following year. The importance of the Stonewall riots was recognised by President Obama in June 2016 when he announced the creation of the Stonewall National Monument, the first ever national monument dedicated to the LGBTQ+ equality movement. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising we are holding a series of events that explore the history of the riots the impact of this event on the subsequent evolution of the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

SEE ALSO
Related events:

SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON’S CAFETERIA
UPRISING! THE STONEWALL RIOTS AT 50
THE LGBTQ+ MOVEMENT AFTER STONEWALL

Booking Information

Telephone number:
01223 766766

Booking required

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Full access, Accessible toilet

Additional Information

Age: 16+, Film, Arrive on time, Free

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