Monday, December 28, 2009

'Single Man' highlights gay, family issues

December 24, 2009
For the gay community the story of a closeted college professor mourning the death of his long-time lover reflects the history of the struggle to be open about homosexuality in the 1960s. The same struggle continues today as the gay community fights for equal rights and laws allowing same-sex marriage. Freedom to Marry's Evan Wolfson notes:
The silence and the invisibility the film is portraying was in part why Americans didn't understand the need for the freedom to marry when the first cases for the freedom to marry began by 1971 ... I think the film shows the price people pay for silence and it shows the common humanity and invites people to ask themselves: How would I feel if I couldn't acknowledge the love of my life? [Link]

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