New York City-based artist Gwen Shockey has set out to preserve the memory of lesbian bars through her Addresses Project (2016-present). By conducting interviews and sifting through a slew of newspaper clippings, blogs, Facebook event listings, police records, tax information, and business bureau records, she has pinpointed nearly 100 lesbian bars and parties that have existed from 1900 to the present day throughout the city’s five boroughs… »READ FULL ARTICLE
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NewFest, New York’s LGBTQ Film Festival, has partnered with STARZ to offer sneak previews of two must-see shows: the Provincetown-set series HIGHTOWN and the special “Queerceañera” episode of VIDA: The Final Season!
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Queer Art and the Company Gallery have paired up to present a free online retrospective of short films by the late, great filmmaker Barbara Hammer. Hammer was a pioneer of lesbian filmmaking from the 1970s onward, making films continuously up until her death in 2018. The retrospective, on Vimeo, is moving through her work by decade; they’re currently in the 1990s, and every couple of weeks they move on to the next decade, so it’s worth checking out more than once.
With great sadness, the GroundSpark team acknowledges the loss of the lesbian activist, Phyllis Lyon. In her 95 years, Phyllis lived a life of love and courage. As we mourn the loss of Phyllis, we also wish to highlight the incredible contributions she made so that we may all be inspired to live courageously, love deeply, and work together for a revolution. We are offering free streaming of One Wedding and…a Revolution (Debra Chasnoff and Kate Stilley, 2004, 19mins) in honor of Phyllis. Use the password RestInPower (note the capital letters!) to watch the film here.
On April 29th, Netflix releases A Secret Love, a new documentary that follows the remarkable story of a lesbian couple, Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, who kept their relationship secret for the first 65 years that they were together.
Though Donahue played as a catcher in All-American Girls Professional Baseball League — the women’s pro sports organization that later inspired the 1992 film A League of Their Own — the league’s queer history has only recently been uncovered. “We always wore dresses, makeup, the whole thing, ” Donahue explains in the trailer. “Anybody who was not gay, they simply didn’t know.”