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Streaming Review--june--gay Pride--part 2



"LIGHT IN THE WATER" ON PEACOCK STREAMING
DOCUMENTARY--1 HOUR& 15 MINUTES--

if you ever hear OR WAS ASKED OR ASKED "Why do 'they' need gay pride? What do they have to be proud of? What if I wanted to start a straight pride movement?" have them see this! If you are GAY see this and see why it is so important for you to vote in EVERY election!
From 2 guys starting a swim team & water polo club a 'family', a safe place and new movement was found!

https://instinctmagazine.com/light-in-the-water-is-a-documentary-worth-seeing/


The fight for equality in sports is still one that we deal with on a daily basis in the LGBTQ community, however we have made some incredible strides over the past 50 years that has brought us much acceptance across the boards. It wasn’t always that easy, and a new documentary from LOGO proves that in a time where being openly gay was a lot more difficult than it is today.



The film reveals the untold story of a group of gay men and women who found one another through their love of competitive swimming, ultimately becoming a family and a force for the LGBTQ sports movement.


"The West Hollywood Aquatics Team – who also go by “WH2O” – were pioneers in gay sports. With a current roster of more than 180 individuals, the organization initially grew out of a group of athletes training for the first Gay Games in 1982. During a time when being gay and being an athlete was considered an oxymoron and the AIDS crisis only increased homophobia across the U.S., WH2O prioritized inclusion and dignity and combated stigma.


As one of the original members states, “if you could swim, you could live…or at least you were alive for that moment.” And another: “swimming was about celebrating and rising above all the darkness that was around us…and striving to show the word that we are not being wiped out by an illness.”

Light in the Water reveals the inside story of a group of trailblazers who personified the change they wanted to see and created a legacy for equality in sports that lives on in the team today."
It is produced by Patty Ivins Specht and Lis Bartlett and directed by Bartlett. Executive Producers from Logo Documentary Films are Pamela Post and Taj Paxton.



A MUST SEE

posted on June 15, 2022 2:03 PM ()

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