How We Got Gay

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The first movie, How We Got Gay, the title says it all. How we got gay tells the powerful story of the struggle for gay rights, from the 40’s and 50’s to the present day. It talks about the secret lives gay people were forced to live, at a time when homosexuality was illegal and police harassment had become a fact of life. What was interesting was that the documentary explored what life was like for gay people at a time when homosexuality was seen as a mental illness, and to be openly gay was to live in utter exile from society. It is not only hard to live a life of pretend but it's harder to know that if you act as yourself you will be shunned from your community who claim to accept you for what you are but in reality they don't. It was

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