FORT LAUDERDALE – John McNeill’s documentary, “Taking a Chance on God,” will be featured on Saturday, October 6, at 2:30 p.m., during the 4th Annual Fort Lauderdale Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (FLGLFF). The Stonewall National Museum and Archives is sponsoring this documentary, and will have an exhibition on the life and legacy of this gay Catholic priest, founder of the LGBT spiritual movement “Dignity,” and a pioneer of gay liberation. The opening reception will begin at 6 p.m. at Stonewall Museum and Archives, following presentation of the documentary at the Gateway Theatre.
The McNeill exhibition is part of a series hosted by Stonewall National Museum in preparation for the annual gala “Stonewall Stars: Turning the Tide” on November 17 at The Manor in Wilton Manors, which will be attended by U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.).
“McNeill stood up to the man who later became Pope Benedict XVI, refusing to betray his own conscience and thereby not allowing himself to be silenced,” said Bryan W. Knicely, president of Stonewall. “We are thrilled that one of our 2011 Stonewall Stars recipients has agreed to lend our Museum many important documents and artifacts that highlight and portray his significant contributions to the LGBT [rights] movement.” For more information and to purchase tickets visit stonewallnationalmuseum.org.