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Hole in the Wall: Emmerich Butchers Historical Moment with Whitewashed Overcoat

On June 28, 1969, a group of gay men and women took a stand against police brutality following a raid on the Stonewall Inn, a bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The event sparked a series of violent demonstrations by members of the Lgbt community around the period, and it’s considered the birth of the gay liberation movement. In the decades since, lingering urban legends have haunted the events (such as a grieving community motivated specifically over the recent loss of Judy Garland) surrounding the stand taken at a mafia owned bar raided regularly by police, whose owner cared little about the safety or health of his patrons either way. A significant moment in the ensuing decades-long battle for Lgbt rights in the United States certainly marks it as deserving of its own cinematic reenactment. However, action film
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The 25 Greatest Gay Documentaries

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Looking for a must-see list of great gay documentaries? We've got you covered. We recently asked our readers to nominate up to five of their favorite documentary films via write-in vote. Thousands responded and we tabulated the results to bring you the top 25 here. All of these films are definitely worth a look and to help you learn more about titles you might not be familiar with, we've included trailers, links to reviews, official film websites and more. Plus, for three of the titles we've even embedded the full movie thanks to the Logo Docs library.

So here they are, the 25 Greatest Gay Documentaries. Which ones have you already seen? Which ones do you need to see?

25. Saint of 9/11

Summary: Sir Ian McKellen narrates this inspiring portrait of Father Mychal Judge, a New York City Fire Department Chaplain who wrestled with his sexuality, his genuine dedication to life as a priest,
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Five documentaries to watch during Lgbt History Month

October is Lgbt History Month, which means it's a great excuse to celebrate all of the queer women who came before you. Like you could watch tonight's episode of The Playboy Club to see Colbie Callait play Lesley Gore, the '60s pop star who came out as a lesbian years later.

So if you're now saying "Wow, lesbians existed in the '60s!?" you should watch some of these documentaries of people starring as themselves. Here are films you can track down to revel in your Lgbt herstory this month (and forever after).

If you want a love story, watch:

Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

Two women discuss their relationship that spanned 42 years and the socio-political climate they lived in throughout.

If you want a love story that's also highly political:

No Secret Anymore

This film is not only the story of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon's partnership,
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