Political Animals Coming to Town September 5 & 8

The Appreciating Diversity Film Series kicks off our new season with the inspiring and timely Political Animals, by Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares.

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Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Christine Kehoe and Jackie Goldberg


Political Animals celebrates the legendary civil rights victories of the first four openly gay elected California state politicians – all women, and from both sides of the isle: Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe.  It documents the tough struggles they endured and the compromises they made, while celebrating their pioneering success in the fight for LGBT rights.

Fierce and determined, these unforgettable women passed laws in the 1990s that paved the way for other states, such as the first anti-bullying law to protect gay students and the first legal domestic partnership registry. These laws were passed 20 years before the momentous 2015 Supreme Court decision that gave full marriage rights to all LGBT Americans.

Political Animals inspires us by showing how these courageous women, working together, changed history. It’s a great lesson on how laws are made and how important our lawmakers are. As we enter the midterm election season, this screening could not be more timely.

See the film’s website at politicalanimalsdoc.com

Questions? Email Christy@diversityfilmseries.org

SEPTEMBER 5, 2018                               SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

The Ellen Driscoll Playhouse              The New Parkway

325 Highland Ave.                                   474 24th Street

Piedmont 94611                                       Oakland  94612

6:30 Reception                                          3:00 Film followed by discussion

7:00 Film                                                   Food and drink for purchase

8:30 Discussion