Cast

            • lesbiansAkira Ohno, Curator of Hake no Mori Koganei City Museum
            • Angela Brinskele, Director of Communications, Mazer Archives
            • Bernadette Brooten Ph.D., Professor of Christian Studies at Brandeis University and author of Love Between Women
            • Boukary Sawadogo Ph.D., author of Les Cinémas Francophones Ouest-Africains
            • Charles Gueboguo, author of La Question homosexuelle en Afrique. Le cas du Cameroun
            • Dean Hamer Ph.D., author of The Science of Desire: The Search for the Gay Gene and the Biology of Behavior
            • Edward Maeder, expert on textiles and historical fashions, co-author of Hollywood and History: Costume Design in Film
            • Jeffrey Weeks Ph.D., author of Making Sexual History
            • Gary Schmidgall Ph.D., author of Walt Whitman: A Gay Life
            • Gert Hekma Ph.D., author of A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Modern Age
            • Gilbert Herdt Ph.D., Professor of Human Sexuality at San Francisco State University and editor of Rituals of Manhood
            • Jack van der Wal, co-founder and archivist at Internationaal homo/lesbisch Informatiecentrum en Archief
            • James Saslow, Ph.D., author of Ganymede in the Renaissance: Homosexuality in Art and Society
            • Janet Afary, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies and Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara
            • Jens Dobler, Ph.D., author and archivist at the Schwules Museum in Berlin, Germany
            • JoAnn Wypijewski, journalist and columnist (Carnal Knowledge) at The Nation magazine
            • Joseph Hawkins, Ph.D., President of the Board of Directors at ONE Institute
            • Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, hijra (third gender) activisit, India
            • Michael Lombardi-Nash, Ph.D., translator and editor of Sodomites and Urnings: Homosexual Representations in Classic German Journals
            • Louis Crompton, Ph.D., author of Homosexuality and Civilization
            • Maria Margaronis, journalist, London Bureau of The Nation magazine
            • Max Dashu, founder of Suppressed Histories Archives
            • Neil McKenna, author of The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde
            • Richard Parkinson, Assistant Keeper Ancient Egyptian Pharaonic Culture at the British Museum
            • Dimitris Plantzos, Classical Archaeologist and faculty member at National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
            • Rictor Norton, Ph.D., author of Mother Clap’s Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700-1830
            • Aldrich_indiantemple_smallRuth Vanita, Ph.D., co-editor of Same-sex Love in India
            • Seth Jacobowitz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Humanities at San Fancisco State University
            • Michael Rocke, Author and Senior Research Associate at Villa I Tatti the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
            • Sheila Rowbotham, biographer of Edward Carpenter
            • Carl Brandon Strehlke, Adjunct Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
            • Sophie Volpp, Ph.D., Professor at University of California, Berkeley
            • Terence Kissack, Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society
            • Theo Van Der Meer, Ph.D., Meertens Institute
            • Thorsten Opper, Curator of Greek and Roman sculpture at the British Museum
            • Tze-lan Sang, author of The Emerging Lesbian: Female Same-Sex Desire in Modern China

Crew

          • John Scagliotti (Director/Producer)
            John Scagliotti has produced many now-classic documentaries, such as BEFORE STONEWALL, AFTER STONEWALL, and DANGEROUS LIVING. He also created the first LGBT radio show (THE LAVENDER HOUR, 1973) and television series on PBS (IN THE LIFE, 1991 to 2012). In recognition of his service to the LGBT community, he received an honorary doctorate from Marlboro College, VT.
          • Betsy Kalin (Producer/Co-Writer)
            In 2004, her feature length documentary, Hearts Cracked Open, premiered to great acclaim at the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and has gone on to win several awards. Her film, Roof, premiered at New York City’s MoMA as part of New Directors/New Films and is a part of the Short Shorts compilation released by Picture This! Entertainment. In 1997, Betsy formed Itchy Bee Productions and her experimental and documentary shorts have screened at festivals worldwide. She also wrote and directed the lesbian biography series, LesBios, for web broadcast. She is currently producing and directing the feature-length, East L.A. Interchange and the short documentary, Chained!.
          • Christopher Dawes (Co-Producer/Editor)
            A multimedia producer at the New York Gay and Lesbian Center where he produced more than 30 mini-documentaries for the online newsmagazine and filmed over 17 live events. He was also an Assistant Editor at In the Life TV. His recent short film Long Nights Journey into Day was selected to be shown at CineSlam, Vermont’s Shorts Fest.
          • David M. Hall (Co-Producer/Editor)
            David has produced many short films and animations including ST. SEBASTIAN: PROTECTOR OF BEARDS, BUG, FAMILY PORTRAIT which have shown in Chicago, New York and in festivals such as the VT Bear Film Festival. Since earning a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he is excited to be working on his first feature-length project, Before Homosexuals: The Prequel to Before Stonewall.
          • Don DiNicola (Music Composer)
            Don DiNicola has over 15 years of experience in film and television as a composer and music supervisor and has developed a substantial, multi-tiered music publishing company that handles an extensive broadcast music catalog. He has written music for PBS, A&E, TLC, Discovery, CNBC, Style, Sundance and HBO networks. He has worked on Emmy award winning shows; “Suicide Bombers/Cult Of Death”, and “The Art Of Failure; Chuck Connelly Not For Sale” (both as Music Supervisor) and most recently the Emmy Award Winning “Baring It All” (as composer). Don also produces and directs original media content. His feature directorial debut, “Nowhere Now; The Ballad Of Joshua Tree” enjoyed a vibrant life on the international film festival circuit before being picked up for a one year run on PBS affiliate KCET in Los Angeles. His mixed-media short film, “Karma Cats; The Chintamani Stone” has spent the last 2 years screening at film festivals internationally. Don is also a founding faculty member of Vermont College Of Fine Arts.
          • Matt Bucy (Digital Colorist/Additional Cinematography)
            Matt Bucy is a filmmaker and cinematographer most recently recognized in American Cinematographer for his lighting and camera work on the award-winning recreation of 1960s TV, “Star Trek Continues (YouTube).” His experimental film, “Of Oz the Wizard (Vimeo),” a re-edit of the MGM classic, went semi-viral in early 2016, after favorable reviews in the LA Times, on Buzzfeed, Vox, Dangerous Minds and others. As an architect/developer, he has played a central role in the revitalization of his home town, White River Junction, Vermont, including the founding of a local film festival.
          • JoAnn Wypijewski (Senior Researcher/Narration Writer)
            An independent writer and previous editor of The Nation magazine. She is the president of the board, program director and co-founder, of Kopkind, a summer residency and public education project for political journalists, activists and filmmakers.

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