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History In The Making

What did it take to achieve marriage equality in New York? 

Follow unintentional archivist and Marriage Equality New York (MENY) volunteer Fred Anguera as he documents MENY's (est. 1996) - the nation's oldest grassroots marriage equality organization - on its journey to legalizing love. From rallies and marches, through a cross-country tour of New York, to the signing of the 2011 Marriage Equality Act, this all-volunteer grassroots organization was a driving force for the cause in the streets and with state politicians

History in the Making highlights many of the organization and movement activists including Edie Windsor, Cathy Marino-Thomas, and Ron Zacchi, as well as celebrities like Margaret Cho and Cynthia Nixon and local politicians like Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell, Senator Thomas Duane, Speaker Christine Quinn, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Produced, edited and directed by Fred Anguera. Full video also available here.