Gay USA (film)

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A screenshot captures "the optimistic homosexual of the seventies"[1]
Directed byArthur J. Bressan Jr.
Distributed byFrameline
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States

Gay USA is an American documentary film released in 1978 and directed by Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. The documentary focuses on the gay rights movement. Composed of footage shot at a number of gay pride events around the United States in 1977,[2] the film captures a time just as the gay rights movement began facing the first organized backlash in the form of Anita Bryant and her campaign to repeal anti-discrimination protection in Dade County.


  1. ^ Morris, Gary (July 1997). "Gay U.S.A." Bright Lights Film Journal. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
  2. ^ Richard Meran Barsam Nonfiction Film: A Critical History, p. 369, at Google Books

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