Last night was the big theatrical premiere of WOW’s new documentary, Stonewall Outloud, done in conjunction with StoryCorps. The documentary brings the voices of the past to life as today’s top LBGTQ talent honor the significance of this profound moment in the story of gay rights in America.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. On June 28, 1969, the NYPD raided Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn. For almost a week individuals in the LGBTQ community rose up against the raid and the NYPD and paved the way for the modern day LGBTQ fight.
As we commemorate the 50th anniversary next month, World of Wonder, YouTube Originals, and StoryCorps have teamed up for Stonewall Outloud. documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City.
Stonewall Outloud brings the original audio recording of Stonewall to life, in a documentary that features contemporary voices in the LGBTQ+ community — from YouTube creator Conor Franta to Olympian Adam Rippon. The World of Wonder-produced film builds upon StoryCorps’ long-standing commitment to recording the powerful and varied experiences of LGBTQ+ people. Storycorps’ original audio documentary Remembering Stonewall features first-person accounts of those who fought during the uprising and forms, the basis for this new documentary. (via Awards Daily)
The event was a star-studded celebration of Pride, LGBTQ culture and history. Cast members Jeffrey Bower Chapman, Daniel Franziese, Alexis Gzall, Isis King, Amber Whittington, Laith Ashley and Miss Benny were all in attendance.
Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey gave an opening speech before the premiere began that talked about the important of the voices of Stonewall as well as how the fight of then is still continuing now.
Check out the trailer for the documentary below and be sure to watch it when it premieres on our YouTube, WOW Presents, on June 28th!