Reunion: Post-Stonewall g’libbers
In their 20s, soon after Stonewall, these D.C. guys started the Gay Liberation Front-D.C., which briefly but loudly protested the laws and attitudes opposing same-sex love.
In their 40s, the men who had so far survived AIDS came back for a reunion in 1993.
In these 16 minutes, I tried to capture the scene, verité style, using a early portable VHS recorder and crude editing technique, undercut by shortcomings of cheap analog video. Nevertheless, You Are There at the end of the film, for a sad, sad honor roll of activists and friends who hadn’t survived the two decades.
Rainbow History Project, D.C.’s regional LGBTQ history archive, posted this video and some of my photos from the GLF period and since.
As a member of a GLF-DC consciousness-raising group, I documented our apolitical jaunt to the historic river town of Harper’s Ferry, W.Va.