Long ago before when many of us were born, before gender variant people were allowed the tiniest minuscule of dignity, before our people knew of the word transgender, during a time when to be trans would mean to be arrested, our people began the journey to today. The Screaming Queens threw off the shackles by rioting against the police, fighting the imprisonment of our authenticity, battling for the right of self expressions against censorship.
“Screaming Queens tells the Little Known Story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States..”
We are still fighting that battle today as everyone is fully aware of but here’s a interesting fact, our history, our lineage, the basic building blocks that we know as our community is still being held hostage!
Lets NOT keep this history out of reach of the people who would benefit the most by knowing of it!!!
Transgender historian and film documentarian Susan Stryker is interviewed by Autumn Sandeen of Pam’s House Blend at the 4th Annual California Transgender Leadership Summit.
Sadly our history is still being held hostage by Frameline
The Daily Kos inspiring chronicle of the Compton riots can be read here then I hope you join Susan and I in asking Frameline to free our history from the shackles of the dollar so that more of us, our transgender community including myself, can see it.
Call Frameline at 415-703-8650 and ask why this historic movie still costs $250 to purchase?