Free Screening Of Award Winning Documentary "Political Animals"

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Free Screening Of Award Winning Documentary "Political Animals"
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Atlanta Pride Committee says
Atlanta Pride and Out on Film join forces again to offer a free screening of award winning documentary, "Political Animals."

"Political Animals" tells the story of the gay rights movement through the eyes of four elected women, a group often left out of gay histories until now. Emotionally charged like its subjects, the film follows four ground- breaking lesbians who took the fight for the causes most personal to them and their communities off the streets and into the halls of government.

Fierce, determined, focused and passionate, these women had the courage and foresight to start the work of legal rights of the LGBT community, ultimately paving the way for other states across the nation. Bills they authored included the first domestic partnership registry enacted by a legislature, the first anti-bullying bill protecting gay students and many more. It was a hard fight – filled with surprisingly heated debates and hateful insults hurled by opponents. This film shows how their legislation brought about change in laws and societal acceptance, the strategies behind this incremental change, and what tough bargains had to be made to get us to where we are today. While legislators often follow the will of the people, these visionary women were brave pioneers in creating lasting and significant social change.

Starring Jackie Goldberg, Christine Kehoe, Sheila Kuehl and Carole Migden
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By: Atlanta Pride Committee

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