CURED Virtual Screening

Date: June 15, 2021
Time: All day
Location: Virtual Screening. Register at the link below for access.

For Virtual Screening access (available anytime June 4, June 7, or June 15) register here.

 

Presenting Sponsor

Deloitte logo

 

Event Host/Organizer

Queer Seniors of Saskatchewan logo

 

Event sponsors

Saskatoon Pride and UR Pride logos

 

CURED

Watch the trailer.

Homosexuals were deviants and homosexuality was a mental illness to be “cured” until LGBTQ+ activists fought the Establishment—and won.    

These were among the terms psychiatrists used to describe lesbians and gay men in the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s. According to the medical establishment, every gay person – no matter how well-adjusted – suffered from a mental disorder. And as long as lesbians and gay men were “sick,” progress toward equality was impossible. 

CURED chronicles the battle waged by activists who declared war against a formidable institution—and won a crucial victory in the modern movement for LGBTQ equality. The documentary takes viewers inside the David-versus-Goliath struggle that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its diagnostic manual of mental illnesses in 1973. The film illuminates the strategy and tactics that led to this pivotal yet largely unknown moment in history.

Hosted by Queer Seniors of Saskatchewan (QSOS), watch this award-winning film FREE on June 4, June 7, or June 15, 2021.

Register here to stream the film free of charge. On the day before viewing, you will receive a reminder email with a link to the film. You can then view it at a time of your choice on that day.

Queer Seniors of Saskatchewan (QSOS) is a volunteer, non-profit group of 2SLGBTQ+ seniors (50 years and older) working to create better lives for queer seniors through advocacy and education. Check out the QSOS Facebook group. Interested in joining us? Contact us at queerseniors@gmail.com

Are you an 2SLGBT+ senior? Join the UR Pride 55+ Club or the OUTSaskatoon Seniors Coffee Row