R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Early in the film, there is a shot of a sign being posted that said "We homosexuals plead with our people to please help maintain peaceful and quiet conduct on the streets of the Village." This was an actual sign which was prominently and publicly posted outside the original Stonewall Inn in early summer 1969, about one month prior to the Stonewall Riots began.
: Oh, doctor, how '50s you be. Me, I'm living in the other state, between maleness and femaleness.
Psychiatrist: Which is?
Matty Dean: Fabulousness!
The picket at Independence Hall was a yearly event called the Annual Reminder. It took place every July 4 from 1965 to 1969. The Stonewall riots began June 28, earlier in the summer than the Annual Reminder.
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