As part of the Kickstarter campaign for their new documentary, Free For All: Inside The Public Library, San Francisco partners in life and filmmaking Dawn Logsdon and Lucie Faulknor are sharing a never-before-seen interview with Harry Hay (one of the founding fathers of the gay rights movement).
When he was young and gay in the 1920s, Hay found solace at the Los Angeles Public Library where he discovered a book by noted gay writer Edward Carpenter and realized he was not alone (“I come across this very long word: ‘homosexual.’ And I know it’s about me.”)
Watch the incredibly poignant edited four-minute version of the interview above or click through to see the longer wildly-entertaining version of the story HERE.
Capturing the dramatic personal stories of individual library users and the ways libraries are evolving to serve them, Free For All highlights the diverse communities that depend on public libraries across America. The crowdfunding campaign ends this coming Sunday, October 27th. Click through to contribute and check out the rewards (including a one-on-one meeting with an editor at Chronicle Books or an evaluation of your manuscript by famous NYC literary agent Victoria Sanders).