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Trailer for the LGBTQ People’s History of Grand Rapids film

September 26, 2011

Here is a taste of what you can expect to see on November 17, when the premier screening of A People’s History of the LGBTQ Community in Grand Rapids takes place at the downtown campus of GVSU.

We have conducted 70 interviews, collected lots of archival material – video, photos, articles and posters, for the material to complete this film. It has been an incredible process of learning and sharing.

GRIID is grateful to the LGBT Resource Center at Grand Valley State University and the Kutsche Office of Local History for their support in making this project come to fruition.

The premier screening is Thursday, November 17 at the downtown campus of GVSU, in the Loosemore Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30PM. The film screening if free and open to the public. There is also a facebook event page for this event.

The music for this trailer is provided by the local band Alexis and the song is Human Condition.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. chanceofgay permalink
    September 26, 2011 12:51 pm

    This is SO exciting! Thanks for all your hard work on this project!

  2. Bob Toft permalink
    September 26, 2011 1:19 pm

    I’m so glad this project is being done. I’m happy that I could be a small part of it.

  3. Jeff Smith permalink*
    September 26, 2011 1:20 pm

    Bob, you are a big part of it. We couldn’t do it without you.

  4. September 26, 2011 8:18 pm

    Thank you so very much, Jeff and Bob, from our West Michigan LGBTQIA community. This film looks amazing thanks to you gentlemen!

  5. Deborah Rockman permalink
    September 27, 2011 1:10 am

    Thank you to Jeff and all those involved in helping to make this film a reality. Our history is so important, and silence is NOT an option. I can’t wait to see the film in its entirety.

  6. Tommy Allen permalink
    September 27, 2011 12:51 pm

    I’m excited to see this film become a reality. The trailer gets me really excited to see it debut in November.

  7. October 3, 2011 3:15 pm

    Great work! This looks excellent. Very excited.

  8. James Rider permalink
    November 18, 2011 3:35 am

    I can’t tell you how proud I am after having seen this documentary to have been able to have had a small part in it. You really made a beautiful film showing just how far our community has come in what has really been a very small amount of time. Thank you for making the LGBTQ Community of West MIchigan shine and for showing how many beautiful people have helped us to get where we are today!

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