LGBTQ Activist Confronts Anita Bryant

After the social justice success through the early 70s, LGBTQ activists encountered backlash against expanding human rights. Pop star Anita Bryant led a campaign to roll back human rights ordinances in select ‘target cities,’ including St. Paul. Bryant was at a press conference in Iowa when Tom Higgins, a Twin Cities LGBTQ activist, thrust them both into infamy when hit her in the face with a pie.

 
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Out North: MNLGBTQ History is the first-ever, full-length film to document and honor Minnesota's LGBTQ history. The film will lift up the stories of well-known and largely unknown LGBTQ Minnesotans who found each other and spoke out when it was a tremendous risk to do so. The film will also explore some of the important ways that Minnesota has played a significant role in the national movement for LGBTQ equality. 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.
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  • Out North
    Out North - MNLGBTQ History is the first-ever, full-length film to document and honor Minnesota's LGBTQ history. The film will lift up the stories of well-known and largely unknown LGBTQ Minnesotans who found each other and spoke out when it was a tremendous risk to do so. The film will also explore some of the important ways that Minnesota has played a significant role in the national movement for LGBTQ equality. 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.
    New Monday, Oct 16 at 8pm TPT 2
    Tuesday, Oct 17 at 2am TPT 2
    Thursday, Oct 19 at 8pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, Oct 20 at 2am TPT LIFE
    Saturday, Oct 21 at 9pm TPT LIFE
    Sunday, Oct 22 at 3am TPT LIFE

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