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Swimming with Lesbians: good news from Madeline Davis

SwimmingLesbiansMarch 12, 2011.

Good news from Madeline Davis:

Hi Billy,

Your list may be interested in a recent film: Swimming With Lesbians, filmed and directed by David Marshall.

Marshall’s film gives the history of the Buffalo, New York gay community going back into the ’30s but predominantly dealing with the social history from 1970 on.

I had the privilege of narrating the film, which has been shown at numerous gay film festivals, including the Frameline Festival at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. It is available from Frameline distributors.

Swimming with Lesbians deals a lot with the drag and trans communities in Buffalo as well as the history of gay politics, essentially kicked off by a speech here by Frank Kameny. It’s really a look at how the communities that were not on the coasts evolved into centers for gay activism.

Best, Madeline

You can find the trailer for Swimming With Lesbians here.

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