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Friday, February 29, 2008
QFR interviews Yvonne Welbon
QueerFilmReview.com recently held a Q & A with Yvonne Welbon, an African American lesbian filmmaker whose work includes the documentary Living with Pride: Ruth C. Ellis @ 100. Ruth Ellis, the oldest living African American lesbian at the time, was an activist who agreed to be the subject of Welbon’s film because, in her words: "People who don't like gays and lesbians don't know us. I want to show them that we are just like everybody else." The 1999 film is available for order online ($35 plus s/h).
At the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) we are in the business of changing people's hearts and minds through what they see in the media. What people see at the movies or read in the newspaper shapes how they view and treat the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around them, and we have a responsibility to make sure those images foster awareness, understanding and respect.