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Barrier Breakers: Mario Novoa, LAFS Alumni and Producer, Documentary – L.A. A Queer History

October 7 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

Barrier Breakers: Mario Novoa, LAFS Alumni and Producer, Documentary – L.A. A Queer History | Thursday,  October 7, 2021 | 4:00pm PT

Join us for a virtual panel highlighting Hispanic + Latinx alumni and Producer Mario Novoa and Director Gregorio Davila discussing his documentary, L.A. A Queer History A feature film documenting the rich LGBTQ+ history of Los Angeles.  

Most consider the NY Stonewall Riots of 1969 to be the birth of the Gay civil rights movement.  But there have been activists, artists and innovators in L.A. since the turn of the 20th century.  These pioneers paved the way for the SW Riots and for us all. There would be no Hollywood if it wasn’t for the Gays and Lesbians who helped create it. L.A. sprouted the first long standing Gay rights organization: The Mattachine Society, the first openly Gay positive magazine: ONE Magazine, the first Gay school: the ONE Institute of Homophile studies, the first Gay church: The Metropolitan Community Church, the first ever organized
protest against police injustice towards Homosexuals at the Black Cat Tavern in 1967 (two years prior to Stonewall), the first Gay Community Services Center, and the first ever Gay pride parade, just to name a few! Los Angeles has always been at the forefront of LGBTQ liberation, preservation and culture. It’s time these people were recognized for their contribution to not only our community, and our city but to the world.

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NOTICE OF FILMING

Events at the The Los Angeles Film School may be photographed and recorded for use in promotional material.

By attending, you acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be photographed and recorded in connection with the event. Further, with your presense, you grant your permission for your likeness and voice to be included in any advertising or promotional materials produced from this footage without compensation, credit or other consideration. If you do not wish to be photographed, recorded or appear under these conditions, you should not attend the event.

Thank you for your cooperation.