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"Cured" presented by Nissan / Palm Springs Pride

06nov5:30 pm9:30 pm"Cured" presented by Nissan / Palm Springs Pride5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Event Details

  • "Cured" presented by Nissan is an official Palm Springs Pride Event
  • Celebrate Greater Palm Springs Pride as Nissan presents "Cured" documenting the campaign to remove homosexuality as a mental illness.
  • About this Event
  • Join us and celebrate Greater Palm Springs Pride 2020 at the Palm Springs Cultural Center Drive-In. The film is brought to you by our presenting sponsor Nissan and is a partnership between Greater Palm Springs Pride and the Palm Springs Cultural Center.
    Greater Palm Springs Pride Drive-In Special Event: CURED
  • Five years in the making, CURED illuminates a pivotal yet largely unknown chapter in the struggle for LGBTQ equality: the campaign that led the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses. Before this momentous 1973 decision, the medical establishment viewed every gay and lesbian person as diseased and in need of a cure. Business and government used the mental-illness classification to justify discrimination and bigotry. As long as lesbians and gay men were “sick,” progress toward equality was nearly impossible.
  • Incorporating a trove of newly unearthed archival material — much of it unseen for decades — CURED takes audiences inside this riveting narrative to chronicle the strategy and tactics that led to a crucial turning point in the movement for LGBTQ rights. Indeed, following the Stonewall rebellion of 1969, the battle that culminated in the APA’s decision marked the first major step on the path to first-class citizenship for LGBTQ Americans. CURED sheds new light on this victory — which was far from inevitable — while situating the APA story within the larger context of the modern movement for LGBTQ equality.


(Friday) 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Palm Springs Cultural Center / Camelot Theatre 2300 E. Baristo Rd. 92262


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