How Love Won - 10 Years Later


The Main 3 Wed, Jun 7, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Program:Special Screenings
LGBTQ+ Currents
Release Year:2016
Runtime:84 min
Minnesota Made
Social Justice
Social Issues
Human Rights
Director:Michael McIntee
Producer:Michael McIntee
Cinematographer:Will Hommeyer
Editor:Will Hommeyer
Composer:Jeff Sylvestre


Special Screening + Conversation

Wednesday, June 7 at 7:00 PM

Join us for a special screening and conversation to mark 10 years since Minnesota legalized same-sex marriage. The 2016 MSPIFF Audience Award-winning How Love Won: The Fight for Marriage Equality in Minnesota traces the unlikely victories for same-sex marriage supporters in Minnesota.

The conversation following the film will include panelists former Minnesotans United for All Families Campaign Manager Richard Carlbom, OutFront Minnesota Executive Director Kat Rohn, Marriage Equality law co-author Senator Scott Dibble, and filmmaker Michael McIntee. Discussion will include what has changed and what has not—including increasing violence and harmful rhetoric targeting trans people.

About the film

How Love Won is an inside look at how LGBTQ+ activists in Minnesota won over people on a very divisive issue: gay marriage. How Love Won has become the playbook for how to actually talk about tough political issues. At the core of the movie are conversations people had about gay marriage — conversations that enable understanding and disarm hate. The film documents how Minnesota was a historic tipping point in the fight for marriage equality.

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