Legends of Courage

in Association with
the Lavender Library, Archives, and Cultural Exchange


The Story of Rosemary Metrailer

The first film of the Legends of Courage documentary series

Next showing is Tuesday, March 20th, 5:30-7:30PM
at Sacramento’s Central Library Galleria – West Meeting Room


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The Story of Rosemary Metrailer is a documentary film that weaves together interviews of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) trailblazers who sought to claim basic civil rights and build a Sacramento region enriched by their contributions. The saga of Ms. Metrailer includes a successful a lawsuit against Reverend Jerry Falwell (1986) and class action sex discrimination suit against McClellan Air Force Base (1988) on behalf of women employees. These civil rights accomplishments are set against the backdrop of Sacramento’s social and political context from the 1960s to the recent Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage.


This project was made possible with support from California Humanities,
an independent non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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