Join us for premiere screenings of powerful documentary ‘for my wife…’ in Philly (6/21) & D.C. (6/24)
This June’s Pride month celebrations follow a historic display of political strength by LGBT people and allies. Washington state voters last November became the first in the nation to approve a law providing full state legal recognition for same-sex couples in a statewide vote. Nearly 2 million voters weighed in. One woman’s story was the leading force behind the win.
Charlene Strong suffered the loss of her partner of 10 years, Kate Fleming, in 2006. Cruel double standards compounded the tragedy. Trick Dog Films, in the dramatic and award-winning documentary “for my wife…” captures her transformation into a powerful voice of fairness and a face of the LGBT struggle for full equality under law. Watch the film trailer:
Now a member of the Washington state Human Rights Commission, Charlene works to root out bias in communities and in the law. One cornerstone of bias against LGBT people and families exists in federal law: the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), signed in 1996. The law justifies far-reaching denial of recognition to LGBT people and families. The film reveals the inhumanity of the law and why its days are numbered.
Please join us for these pre-screening receptions featuring Charlene Strong:
Philadelphia, Pa. — Monday, June 21, 6PM
InterAct Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street
Washington, D.C. — Thursday, June 24, 6:30PM
University of California DC Center, 1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Tickets are just $10. Purchase right here.
The Task Force is now home of the Kate Fleming Memorial Internship in Movement Storytelling, and these events benefit the work of the Task Force. Hope to see you in Philly or D.C.!