Yellow Wednesdays: Before Stonewall


Yellow Wednesday is back for 2018 and as part of LGBT History Month we are proud to present: Before Stonewall


The theme of this year’s LGBT History Month is Geography: Mapping the World and we will be screening Before Stonewall, this documentary charts the history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.



The riots that followed the arrests at New York City’s Stonewall Inn in 1969 are widely considered to be a major development in the history of gay and lesbian rights in America. This documentary investigates national cultural perceptions of homosexuality before the event, looking back on previous decades, particularly in regard to conflicts with police and censorship. In addition to interviews with activists and scholars, the film includes the reflections of renowned writer Allen Ginsberg.

The panel following the film will discuss LGBTQI+ rights and the challenges that are still faced by members of the community and there will be space for questions from the audience.

Rating: unrated
Running time: 87mins
Director: Greta Schiller and Robert Rosenberg
Cast: Rita Mae Brown, Maua Adele Ajanaku and Red Jordan Arobateau,
English | 1985


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Tickets are free for Impact Hub Birmingham members and £5 for non members.


Yellow Wednesdays 
As the golden sunlight from a warm Brummie sunset glistens through the windows of Impact Hub Birmingham, members and guests alike close the lids of laptops and breathe a sigh of relief as another day of world changing activities comes to a close. Meanwhile, a laptop lid is opened, coffee is poured and seats are dragged into a seating arrangement fit for the kings, queens and all those in between, ready to consume another evening of spectacular film programming.

Yellow Wednesdays brings a mix of cinema, from the submissions of local Brummie individuals and companies, through to the more Cannes film festival less Odeon multiplex, captivating stories from all other the world. We aim to bring a rich and diverse programme of films to fill your year, and you can catch it all at Impact Hub Birmingham, every 3rd Wednesday of the month.



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Date & Time

February 21, 2018 | 18:30 to 21:00


Impact Hub Birmingham


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Non Members: £5

Updated on 05 February 2018