Political Animals celebrates the legendary civil rights victories of the first four openly gay elected California state politicians - who were all women: Carole Migden, Sheila Kuehl, Jackie Goldberg, and Christine Kehoe. Documenting the tough struggles they endured, the film celebrates their pioneering success in the fight for Equality, and the sweet victories these unforgettable women created to pave the way for lasting and significant social change.
"Political Animals does what few documentaries of its kind are able to: it inspires students whose focus is equity and social justice, while providing them actionable examples of how to realize that inspiration into tangible change. As an educator, I am able to point to the incredible courage and determination on display in Political Animals and say, 'you, too, can do this!' " -Christopher J. Jorgenson, Director, Women's & LGBTQ Resource Center, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
"An outstanding teaching tool... Political Animals is a ground breaking documentary that illuminates the courage, tenacity and strength of women politicians who were at the forefront of the LGBT rights movement. More over, the film provides an unparalleled view into the complicated and often tenuous political process through which laws are developed, introduced, and passed." -Janet Jacobs, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, University of Colorado
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