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The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson

Film Review: The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson at East End Film Festival

The LGBT history and the fight for equality is sadly filled with hatred, animosity and prejudice from the outside world, as well as a whole host of seemingly insurmountable obstacles – but how many of us know of the bad blood and bitterness that went on inside the gay rights movement between actual queer folks and transgender people? The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson offers a unique perspective on liberation for gender nonconforming individuals and is an imperative documentary for anyone looking to fully understand the origins and evolution of the LGBT movement.

How to Survive a Plague

Gay Essential Documentaries To Watch, How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague tells the story of two activist groups, ACT-UP and TAG, and their struggle to present AIDS as a serious public health concern. In the early years of the AIDS epidemic, politicians, religious groups, and Wall St. viewed AIDS as a minor, “gay disease.” LGBT activist groups fought to change these beliefs, and their impact is examined in this film.

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