The previously untold story of Connie Norman, a beloved and confrontational ACT UP spokesperson in early 90s Los Angeles
New York State Premiere.
As the self-appointed “AIDS DIVA” and ACT UP/LA spokesperson in early 90s Los Angeles, Connie Norman stood proudly in her fluid and evolving LGBTQ+ identities. Both beloved and confrontational, Connie’s rants and intersectional politics were heard widely through her newspaper column, pioneering radio program, and cable TV talk shows.
Serving as a bridge in the realms of both gender and politics, Connie’s piercing, compassionate voice urges us into action once again, to fully engage in our own lives and the world around us.
This film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Dante Alencastre and Producer John Johnston
Cast: Connie Norman, Valerie Spencer, Torie Osborn, Mary Lucey
Preceded by the following short film:
THE BEAUTY PRESIDENT
Dir. Whitney Skauge, USA, 10 mins
Drag queen Joan Jett Blakk ran for US President in 1992 as one of the first openly queer candidates. Today, Terence Smith, the man behind the persona, reflects on his place in history.
Closed Captioning will be available for the virtual screening of this film
Presented in partnership with ACT UP NY and Making Gay History