The Trouble with Ray celebrates the singular voice of gay civil rights legend Ray Hill and highlights his personal experiences with the players and events that have shaped the gay rights movement in America for the past 40 years. Raised in Texas by labor activist parents, Hill came out while serving as high school quarterback in 1958 and went on to be one of 20 gay rights pioneers actively fighting repression and discrimination in the '60s.
Hill worked with Harry Hay, Barbara Gittings and Frank Kameny. His fierce battle with Anita Bryant helped galvanize and firmly establish the GLBT community in Houston. Hill debated with Harvey Milk on how to best propel the movement forward and was a lead organizer of the first March on Washington in 1979.
A gifted speaker and a fearless opponent, Hill never hesitated to serve as a lightning rod for controversy in the interest of advancing human and civil rights. Through his 40 years as an activist, he's spent more than 40,000 hours behind bars and has taken civil rights cases all the way to the Supreme Court.
This free screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with the filmmakers. Seating is limited.