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'Lewd & Lascivious' Documentary Tells Forgotten Chapter Of San Francisco Gay History (VIDEO)

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San Francisco during the 1960s could be a dangerous place for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

It was much different than the swinging '70s and violence and brutality towards LGBT people were not uncommon occurrences, often times coming from the police officers who were supposed to be serving and protecting the community.

In the new documentary: "Lewd & Lascivious," director Jallen Rix tells the forgotten story of how a group of straight ministers, drag queens and queer people stood up to the San Francisco Police Department when it sought to raid a dance that had been organized by the ministers for the community.

Most LGBT people know about the Stonewall Riots and other major events in queer history, but many don't know about this chapter and Rix is hoping to help rectify that with his documentary.

While production on "Lewd & Lascivious" is finished, Rix has brought his film to Kickstarter to help it reach a larger audience once the film completes its festival circuit. The archival footage currently being used in the film only has a short term contract, and if there's any hope of using that footage outside of the film festival scene, the team behind the documentary needs to secure more funds. They also plan to use the additional funding to finish the post-production on the film such as color correction and to secure international distribution.

To find out more about "Lewd & Lascivious" and how you can take part in guaranteeing it sees a wider audience, here.

Watch the trailer for the documentary below:

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