Queer Film Series
February 11, 2014
Addressing a timely and critical issue, "for my wife"... chronicles the making of an activist for Marriage Equality. Charlene Strong was thrust into the spotlight after the tragic death of her wife, Kate. After facing this loss and the heartless humiliation of hospital and funeral home staff, Charlene decided to take a stand.
Her dramatic congressional testimony is credited in passing Washington state's historic Domestic Partnership laws. As Charlene finds her voice to speak out against injustice, her journey takes her across the country, finally meeting with President Barack Obama and securing his commitment to equality for all LGBT Americans.
"for my wife"... tells Charlene's story against the backdrop of the national debate on Marriage Equality. It is one of courage and determination and inspires the activist in all of us.
Sponsored by The Center for Diversity and Social Justice