Harvey Milk – “Hope”

In honor of Pride Month and the issuance of the Harvey Milk US Postage Stamp, here’s a short clip from the award winning 1984 documentary “The Times of Harvey Milk

This short yet inspiring speech is something everyone should hear. Milk asserts that LGBT Rights, Civil rights, Women’s Rights are all connected. We need each other to succeed. Together we are strong.

Milk insists that we not forget the LGBT youth who are struggling with their identity. Give them hope for a better tomorrow.

“Without hope, life is not worth living.” – Harvey Milk

“Hiding in the closet isn’t going to cure you!”

Dr. Lauren Boullard (Leslie Caron) searches her apartment for the very confused Paul Chadwick (Rock Hudson) in A Very Special Favor (1965)

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Intentional or not, that wink at Rock Hudson’s sexuality is a typical example of Hollywood using homosexuality as the butt of a joke. But the gay jokes are subtle compared to the blatant sexism which was the main attraction in this movie.

In A Very Special Favor, Michel Boullard (Charles Boyer) fears that his daughter, a 30 year old Psychiatrist, is destined to become a lonely spinster. — It doesn’t matter that’s she’s a successful doctor. She’s 30 and single. Shocking! In an effort to ensure his daughter’s future happiness, Mr. Boullard cooks up a crazy scheme with handsome lady’s man, Paul Chadwick (Rock Hudson). Dr. Boullard does get the upper hand, but not without a few cringe worthy moments.

It’s a cute move that’s worth watching. It will make you laugh and, like Mad Men, give you a glimpse at a time in American history when, no matter how much a woman achieves, she couldn’t be happy unless married and pregnant

The 2013 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Sept. 5 – 22

“LEO”

Produced by Y2D Productions in association with Chamäleon Productions

“The audience gets gravity-defying spectacle and the wizard behind the curtain at the same time.”

Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times

In this gleeful combination of circus and theater arts an ordinary man’s world spirals into a gravity-defying performance of acrobatic talent, whimsy, and optical illusions. From confined spaces spring limitless worlds as video animations playfully interact with the live perfomer. All ages.

Tickets and more info »

Sorry, Olivia Dunham and Walter Bishop probably wont be there. :\

The “To This Day” Project by Shane Koyczan

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