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Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay

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Released 2005

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Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay

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2005
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Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay tells the riveting story of one of America's unsung heroes, gay rights activist Harry Hay. A significant contributor to the struggle for lesbian and gay rights in the U.S., Hay created the country's first homosexual rights organization, the Mattachine Society, in the late1940s, a time of violence and oppression against homosexuals. Hay was the first to publicly identify gays and lesbians as an oppressed minority and to insist they deserve equality.Using interviews with Harry Hay and his contemporaries, archival photographs, newsreel footage, and visually stylized dramatizations, Hope Along the Wind brings to life the people and history that shaped its subject's life. Hope Along the Wind traces Hay's activist roots beginning in the 1930s when he became involved with the Los Angeles branch of the Communist Party, quickly becoming a key labor organizer and Marxist teacher. For more than a decade Hay worked in the Party before turning his energies to gay rights organizing.moreless
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