The East Side Freedom Library, OutFront Minnesota, and Twin Cities PBS (TPT) invite you to “Out North: A Documentary Screening/Discussion about LGBTQ History in MN” on Monday, October 16 @ 8:00PM.
After the social justice success through the early 70s, LGBTQ activists encountered backlash against expanding human rights. Out North – MNLGBTQ History explores some of the untold stories of the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community that will surprise, inform, entertain, and inspire audiences.
Who were the pioneers of politics, empowerment, and pride in these communities?
Where were the places that LGBTQ people gathered long before gay venues were mainstream?
While urban living presented its own challenges, what was it like to be queer on the prairie in greater Minnesota? Out North sheds light on the hidden history of our neighbors, friends, and family members from the diverse spectrum of LGBTQ experiences and identities.
As the latest addition to Twin Cities PBS’ important body of work on Minnesota’s history, the film explores the past through people and place, personal moments and major milestones. Rather than chronicling politics and policy, these stories tilt toward the human, lived experience. (http://www.tpt.org/out-north)
Out North is a full length documentary on MN LGBTQ+ history by Twin Cities PBS (TPT). Out North broadcasts locally and online on Oct 16th from 8-10pm. The East Side Freedom Library is holding a public watch party to hold space for conversation and to watch this important history together during the broadcast. You can watch a trailer, see resources and find other info at tpt.org/outnorth.
We also have an Eventbrite ready for you here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/out-north-watch-party-east-side-freedom-library-tickets-38233836434
Please join us in watching this film together, and inviting others.