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David is Homosexual
David is Homosexual

David is Homosexual 1976

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David is Homosexual 1976

38 mins United Kingdom Director. Wilf Avery

This is an important rediscovery in Britain's LGBT history, made on a shoestring on Super8 over the hot summer of 1976 by members of the Lewisham branch of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE). The film follows lonely office clerk David as he discovers CHE, makes new friends and blossoms into a happy, out gay man. The film was shown around the country to straight and gay audiences. It features rare footage of the 1976 Gay Pride rally in Hyde Park, where Tom Robinson debuted his hit anthem 'Glad to be Gay'.

David is Homosexual was written and directed by the late Wilf Avery and filmed by David Belton; the pair were supported by many gay men and lesbians from CHE and the wider community. The edited film, along with many reels of rushes and outtakes, was donated to the BFI National Archive in 2016. The soundtrack, which features music donated by Paul South of the band Handbag, has sadly deteriorated, though the narration is audible.

Directed by

Wilf Avery

Featuring

Ray Mclaughlain

Genres

Drama-documentary School programme and Educational film Amateur film

Tags

Gay liberation movement Homosexuality Gay Pride Gay people Gay activists

Collection

LGBT Britain

Released

1976

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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