Finding Our Voice: The Dallas Gay & Lesbian Community
May 13, 2000
“Finding Our Voice” explores the memories and experiences of those who helped develop a thriving gay and lesbian community in the heart of the Bible Belt. Using archival news footage and vintage photographs that span more than six decades, “Finding Our Voice” tells the moving and powerful story of a community that stood up, spoke out and confronted crisis. The program features early activists – many of whom grew up in churches believing they were grievous sinners – who first went about the business of educating ministers and city leaders about gay rights. Other featured struggles include: the fight for a place at the mainstream table; learning compassion amidst the rampage of AIDS; coming out in the face of hatred and bigotry; and gaining a stronger political voice.
Narrated by Kathy Najimy, award-winning television and film actress.
Production credits: Executive Producer: Rick Thompson; Producer: Kay Vinson
Executive-in-Charge: Sylvia Komatsu.
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