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Films document decades of LGBT equality fight

Married and Counting 

It’s not billed as the Stonewall Film Festival, but Stonewall Month events include screenings on two consecutive nights, June 11 and 12, of documentaries that essentially bookend the ongoing story of the fight for LGBT equality.

Both films are set for 7 p.m. at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinemas.

“On These Shoulders We Stand,” screening June 11, has evolved from Glenne McElhinney’s oral history project, Impact Stories: California’s LGBT History, for which she’s been traveling the Golden State interviewing LGBT pio-queers, now in their 70s and 80s.

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Annual East Point drag show highlights Stonewall Month

East Point Possums show

Some 3,000 people are expected to flock to downtown East Point on June 15 for the annual East Point Possums Show, where they will drink gallons of Possum Punch, watch more than 25 drag performances and stuff dollar bills into sweaty, ahem, places to raise money to help LGBTQ homeless youth.

This year, proceeds from the fundraiser benefit Lost-n-Found Youth, which recently announced a $1 million capital campaign to fund new resources as well as a new shelter.

“It just keeps getting bigger and bigger each year,” said Rick Westbrook, matriarch of the Possums as well as executive director of Lost-n-Found. “Every dollar that comes to the stage, every sale that is made, will go directly to Lost-n-Found — and I will be reminding people of that constantly.”