When San Francisco police raided a popular late-night hangout for transgendered people in 1966, the patrons unexpectedly fought back.
Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay
A lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department, activist Harry Hay, and the Mattachine Society, changed the face of gay rights in America.
- Premiere Date
- June 1, 2004
- 60 minutes
- Funding Initiative
- Open Call
Eric Slade is an independent producer/director in San Francisco and Portland, Oregon. His productions have won awards from numerous groups including the National Educational Media Network; Bologna, Italy AIDS Film Festival; the American Medical Association Film Festival; and the International Television… Association. His independent documentary work includes The Impact of AIDS, Safety in Numbers, and Acting Up for Prisoners.
- Other ITVS Films
- Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
A full five years before Rosa Parks made her stand on an Alabama bus, gay rights activist Harry Hay was launching America’s first successful gay rights group, the Mattachine Society. Founded by former members of the Communist Party, the group won a landmark entrapment case against the Los Angeles Police Department that changed the face of gay civil rights in America.