LGBT History Month: The Pursuit of Equality

10.01.2013Celebrate LGBT History Month with two film screenings of The Pursuit of Equality, a documentary film by Geoff Callan & Mike Shaw on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

Screenings will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Roesch Library 1st floor Group FlexSpace and are free and open to all. Please feel free to bring your lunch or dinner to enjoy while you watch.

Film summary: By issuing same-sex marriage licenses in 2004, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom uproots the status quo, attempts to change the way the United States of America looks at life, love, and marriage, and ignites what may become our nation's next great civil right issue. From the first frame of the film, even before the press is aware, this film crew is with Mayor Gavin Newsom’s senior staff as the nation’s first same-sex couple exchange their vows and ignite the most controversial civil rights topic in recent history. The story continues on the streets, in the courtrooms, and on the steps of City Hall, where same-sex couples clash with church groups who declare that who they are and how they love is a sin.

In life-changing moments, this film focuses on the compelling, human rights struggles surrounding same-sex marriage and captures the elation and despair of couples and families who are fighting for equal rights. As the only film crew in the Mayor's chambers during the most crucial of times, this extraordinary film provides a telling ‘fly-on-the wall’ view as this historic event unfolds.