Monday, April 25, 2011

Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness - Tuesday, April 26, 2011



Harlem Stage on Screen presents

Marriage Equality:
Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness


A world Premiere film and community Discussion
Presented in partnership with Tribeca Film Institute, the Human Rights Campaign and Chimpanzee Productions present

Tuesday, April 26th, 7:30pm I  Aaron Davis Hall, 

Harlem Stage brings the national debate about Marriage Equality for same-sex couples
to Harlem with the world premiere of award-winning filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris
new documentary short, “Marriage Equality: Byron Rushing and the Fight for Fairness.”
This pioneering film documents how State Representative Byron Rushing, a straight
LGBT civil rights ally, fought successfully for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. The
film provides an in depth look at the issue of Marriage Equality from the perspective of
communities of color.


Following the screening, Washington Post Editorial writer and MSNBC contributor,
Jonathan Capehart, will moderate a community dialogue, featuring a distinguished
panel and YOU, the Harlem Community.Join, Alfonso David, Deputy Secretary of Civil
Rights for Gov. Cuomo, Rev. Irene Monroe,Cathy Marino-Thomas, Marriage Equality New York, 
advocate David Wilson and others for the largest discussion of same-sex marriage and people of color in the
country.