Blogs Category: LGBTQ

"Return of the Jedi," Mark Hamill and the 2021 National Film Registry

The National Film Registry's 2021 class is the most diverse in the program's 33-year history, including blockbusters such as "Return of the Jedi," "Selena" and "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring," but also the '70s midnight-movie favorite "Pink Flamingos" and a 1926 film featuring Black pilots in the daring new world of aviation, "The Flying Ace." The Library interviewed a dozen key players about their role in inducted films, including Mark Hamill, Edward James Olmos, John Waters, and documentary filmmakers Cheryl Dunye and Sylvia Morales.

Pride at 50: From Stonewall to Today

May 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. The first Pride march was in New York on June 28, 1970, on the first anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The Library collections show how the march was planned and why activists felt so strongly that it should exist.