The Pursuit: 50 Years in the Fight for LGBT Rights Film Screening

16 Jun 2016
Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market Street, Philadelphia


A group of activists held the first organized civil rights demonstrations in front of Independence Hall and Liberty Bell in Philadelphia on July 4, 1965. Photo © Mattachine Society.

WHYY and Independence Visitor Center Corporation present the premiere of The Pursuit: 50 Years in the Fight for LGBT Rights, a documentary film by Ilana Trachtmen, supported by the Center. Illuminating the 50-year history and progress of the LGBTQ civil rights movement, The Pursuit highlights the powerful experiences of Gay Rights movement pioneers with interviews, archival images, and footage of leading LGBTQ figures.

A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., and the film screening will begin at 6:30 p.m.