Essay about The Documentary ' Before Stonewall '

856 Words Oct 27th, 2016 4 Pages
The documentary “Before Stonewall” it told of the journey that the LGBTQ community has gone through. The documentary started back in the 1920’s when most of what was passed around was not what we think of today. In order for anyone to learn information about the body in general it was very weak. This information would be known mostly by the doctors and it wasn’t spoke about in general public. If there was a problem, then it would be treated. There was not the environment where you could just simple google something or even asking your older relatives. But as it pertains to the LGBTQ community they did not dare speak out and ask what does it mean to like another male or another female. To be queer as documented in the video it was something of a secret life. Although prewar gay life flourished in urban centers such as Greenwich Village and Harlem during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. But prior to this there had not been a great deal of information or gatherings in the United States of the
LBGTQ community.
Some main points during the 1920’s and 30’s include the unconventional society where there started being lesbian undertones in the novels and plays. In 1937 the well of loneness was one of the starting novels that grabbed everyone’s attention. In addition, although there were times of acceleration it was somewhat cut short because of censorship issues. They eventually had a ban on the total usage of any and all references to homosexuality. The 30’s was a time of
change…

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