No Secret Anymore Pride Divide

No Secret Anymore
The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon

At the Forefront of Activism for Over Fifty Years

Pride Divide

Tripping Over Ourselves as We March Towards Equality

Casey's Power Point Slides

No Secret Anymore and Pride Divide -- Power Point Slides (as a .ppsx Power Point file) (as a .pdf file - downloads faster)

Other Documentaries that You Might Enjoy

Edie & Thea

Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009)

Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer were Lesbian activists for over 40 years. They married in Canada in 2007, shortly before Thea Spyer's death in 2009. Edie fought for recognition of their marriage in the United States all the way to the Supreme Court, winning her landmark case in 2013, United States vs. Windsor, overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. At 86, she is still active.

Timeline of Same-Sex Marriage Rights (as a .pdf file)

Edie Windsor's remarks on PBS Newshour,
just after the Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA.
About 15 minutes long.

Word Is Out

Word Is Out (1977)

Documentary film producers Peter and Nancy Adair, and Rob Epstein, started with a simple, but radically subversive for its time, premise -- just show gay people as they are. They started soon after Stonewall, and five years later they had a documentary about 26 diverse gay people. It was a pure revelation at the time, for everyone, gay or straight. It was so simple and straightforward, yet nothing like it had been done before. It is still well worth watching today.

Sunday Bloody Sunday

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Description from The Advocate magazine's The Top 175 Essential Films of All Time for LGBT Viewers:
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984): Before there was [Sean Penn's portrayal in] Milk, there was The Times of Harvey Milk. While the dramatized version offers a wonderful portrayal of the political trailblazer, there's nothing quite like getting to know the real man, as we do via archival footage in Robert Epstein's remarkable documentary, released just six years after Milk's assassination. There are also numerous interviews with people who knew him, demonstrating how many lives he touched and changed. Harvey Fierstein narrates this deserving Oscar winner. -T.R.

People, Protest, and Progress: Recent Documentaries About LGBT Lives and History

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Casey Sutherland, Study Group Facilitator
Scott Badman, Study Group Facilitator