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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Friday May 22, 7:30 PM | Free Film Screening: “Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of José Julio Sarria”,


Friday May 22, 2015, 7:30 PM
Free Film Screening: “Nelly Queen: The Life and Times of José Julio Sarria”, Documentary Short.
Co-Produced and Edited by Mario J. Novoa
Directed by Dante Alencastre 
Executive Produced by Joe Castel
Free validated parking will be provided for the 5-story Public/Park Parking Structure on El Tovar Pl.
On Harvey Milk Day, One City One Pride screens a work-in-progress assembly of a documentary that celebrates the legacy of José Julio Sarria ( Nelly Queen:The Life and Times of Jose Sarria ), the first openly gay person to run for US public office, who many credit with helping pave the way for his friend Harvey Milk’s successful election several years later. This Latino pioneer who also founded the Imperial Court System has long been overlooked as a cornerstone of the LGBTQ rights movement.
The City of West Hollywood became the first city in the US to officially recognize Harvey Milk Day as a holiday this year. A reception will take place at this event with refreshments being served. Followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers and guests. Free admission, donations welcomed. Join the facebook invite at http://bit.ly/wehopride2015.
West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069