“Gay People Princeton” To Be Locally Screened
The premiere of Gay People Princeton, a documentary tracing the history of the community’s first gay rights organization, will be screened Friday, December 13 at 7 p.m. at the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, 21 Wiggins Street.
The film features interviews, original images, and recollections of early members. Founded in 1972 by undergraduates, the Gay Alliance of Princeton gathered together Princeton University students, workers, and faculty; local townsfolk; and greater community members to come out and declare their identity. After two years, Gay People Princeton, a separate organization for the community, emerged out of it, forging a way for the future.
This event spotlights a new archive of materials that captures the history of Gay People Princeton. Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Princeton, Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, and filmmaker and early member of the Gay Alliance of Princeton, Frank Mahood, this event spotlights a new archive of materials that captures the history of Gay People Princeton.
Seating is limited. To register, visit https://princetonhistory.org/events/gay-people-princeton-documentary-film-premiere/.