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Film, Video Gay and proud

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  • Gay and proud


  • Documentary short film featuring one of the earliest gay pride demonstration marches, the first Christopher Street Liberation Day March, held in New York, New York, on June 28, 1970, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Covering about fifty blocks and drawing just a few thousand participants, it and marches like it held the same year in Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles eventually led to hundreds of Pride parades throughout the world in the following decades.


  • Vincenz, Lilli, film producer, film director, cinematographer, film editor
  • Rivera, Sylvia, 1951-2002, onscreen participant
  • Kameny, Frank, 1925-2011, onscreen participant
  • Witt, Clifton R., 1940-2017, cinematographer, film editor

Created / Published

  • [1970]


  • -  Gay pride parades--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Gay liberation movement--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Gay activists--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Lesbian activists--New York (State)--New York
  • -  Gay Pride Day--New York (State)--New York


  • Documentary films
  • Short films
  • Nonfiction films


  • -  Onscreen participants: Sylvia Rivera, Frank Kameny.
  • -  Photography & editing, Clifton R. Witt, Lilli Vincenz ; production assistants, Marcelle Leet, Sybil Rosen, Tony Jackubosky, Art Stone, Joe Costa.
  • -  Filmed on June 28, 1970, in New York, New York, from Sheridan Square to Sheep Meadow in Central Park.
  • -  Parts of summary from Library of Congress NAVCC Now see hear! weblog and New York times WWW site.
  • -  Activist Sylvia Rivera is seen dancing at 1:51; activist Frank Kameny is seen marching with the Mattachine Society of Washington.
  • -  Sources: Library of Congress NAVCC Now see hear! weblog, posted June 5, 2014, viewed May 24, 2024; Library of Congress digital collections today in history WWW site, viewed May 24, 2024; New York times WWW site, posted June 16, 2020 and updated June 3, 2021, viewed May 24, 2024.


  • 1 video file (digital) (12 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • Lilli M. Vincenz Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2024603228

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Vincenz, Lilli, Film Producer, Film Director, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Sylvia Rivera, Frank Kameny, and Clifton R Witt. Gay and Proud. [1970] Video.

APA citation style:

Vincenz, L., Rivera, S., Kameny, F. & Witt, C. R. (1970) Gay and Proud. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Vincenz, Lilli, Film Producer, Film Director, Cinematographer, Film Editor, et al. Gay and Proud. [1970] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.