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A feature-length documentary on same-sex history from ancient Egypt to 
1900 AD, featuring rediscovered works of art and poetry. Released to the
 public on June 11, 2019, thanks to your support. Click on the link below to watch the film!
A feature-length documentary on same-sex history from ancient Egypt to 1900 AD, featuring rediscovered works of art and poetry. Released to the public on June 11, 2019, thanks to your support. Click on the link below to watch the film!
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    THANK YOU! – Every bit counts! With the generous support of many like you, the finish line is within view. And to show our appreciation, we will add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    THANK YOU! MAILER – Thank you for your generous support of our project! Our director, John Scagliotti, will happily send you a personal “Before Homosexuals” postcard, thanking you for your contribution! We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    “AFTER STONEWALL DVD” – Support our latest project while enjoying some of John Scagliotti’s other great films! Receive a DVD copy of “After Stonewall” (1999), a retrospective of the Gay Rights Movement from the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion to the end of the 20th Century. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    “DANGEROUS LIVING DVD” – Support our latest project while enjoying some of John Scagliotti’s other great films! Receive a DVD copy of “Dangerous Living” (2003), the documentary presenting the realities of coming out in the developing world. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    RETURNING CONTRIBUTORS HIDDEN PREMIUM - This is a special reward offered to our previous contributors.

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    BEARS SUPPORT SAME-SEX HISTORY - Help defend our history like a mama bear defending her cub. Our director John Scagliotti doesn't only make documentaries, he also hosts film festivals, like the VT Bear Film Festival. With your contribution you will receive a free VT Bear Film Festival hat. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    EVERY FRAGMENT COUNTS MUG SERIES - As Bernadette Brooten says in "Before Homosexuals,"
    "It depends upon each fragment being saved." With your contribution, you will receive a stylish coffee mug, printed with one of five different historical LGBT artworks used in the film. You can choose from any of the following themes: The Before Homosexuals Logo, The Warren Cup, Sisterhood Sigeh, or "Fab Jesus". We will also add your name to our "Thank You Honor Roll" on our official website.

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    “BEFORE HOMOSEXUALS T-SHIRT” – Show your pride with a fabulous “Before Homosexuals” logo T-shirt. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    STONEWALL COMBO – Support our latest project while enjoying two of John Scagliotti’s other great films! Receive a DVD copy of "Before Stonewall" AND" After Stonewall." We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD – Be among the first to see “Before Homosexuals!” Be granted access to an exclusive digital download of “Before Homosexuals,” in advance of the film’s DVD release. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    THE MOVIE! – Because of you and our many other generous supporters, this film is becoming a reality. Receive a DVD copy of “Before Homosexuals” in advance of the film’s DVD release. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    THE LEGACY COMBO PACK – Get both the limited edition "Before Homosexuals" T-shirt (S,M,L,XL,2XL) and your choice of one of John Scagliotti's previous films (Before Stonewall, After Stonewall, or Dangerous Living). We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    "Before Homosexuals" T-SHIRT & MUG COMBO - Show your pride with a fabulous “Before Homosexuals” logo T-shirt. AND choose from one of FOUR terrific LGBT themed mugs from our "Every Fragment Counts" mug series. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    THE DIRECTOR’S CUT! – Receive a DVD copy of the director’s cut of “Before Homosexuals,” in advance of the film’s DVD release. This version will include scenes removed for purposes of television broadcast and distribution, and will include an interview with director John Scagliotti about the film’s production. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    THE DIRECTOR’S COMBO PACK – Receive a DVD copy of the director’s cut of “Before Homosexuals,” in advance of the film’s DVD release. This version will include scenes removed for purposes of television broadcast and distribution, and will include an interview with director John Scagliotti about the film’s production. You will also receive a “Before Homosexuals” logo T-shirt. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    THE DVD COMBO PACK – Receive all four DVDS: “Before Stonewall”, “After Stonewall”, “Dangerous Living”, and “Before Homosexuals”. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    FILM FANATIC COMBO PACK – Receive all four DVDS: “Before Stonewall”, “After Stonewall”, “Dangerous Living”, and “Before Homosexuals”. AND a limited edition "Before Homosexuals" T-shirt (S,M,L,XL,2XL) AND a "Before Homosexuals" postcard, signed by our director, John Scagliotti. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    CREDIT FUNDERS – Add your name to the historical record! Your name will be included in the credit roll of “Before Homosexuals”, under the heading of “Thank You for Your Support.” We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    Q&A WITH THE DIRECTOR – Here’s your opportunity to ask director John Scagliotti about the ins and outs of the creation of “Before Homosexuals”. You’ll have an hour-long, one-on-one Skype meeting with the director. Your name will be included in the credit roll of “Before Homosexuals”, under the heading of “Thank You for Your Support.” We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    MAJOR CREDIT FUNDERS – Add your name to the historical record! Your name will be included in the credit roll of “Before Homosexuals,” under the heading of “Major Funders.” We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    “BEFORE STONEWALL DVD” – Support our latest project while enjoying some of John Scagliotti’s other great films! Receive a DVD copy of the Emmy-winning film that started it all. “Before Stonewall” (1983) uncovers the history of the Gay and Lesbian community, prior to the Stonewall Rebellion. We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    ORIGINAL “BEFORE STONEWALL” MOVIE POSTER – Receive an original copy of the “Before Stonewall” movie poster, signed by producer John Scagliotti. Your name will be included in the credit roll of “Before Homosexuals”, under the heading of “Thank You for Your Support.” We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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    THE LAVENDER HOUR – “Before Homosexuals” director John Scagliotti made his bones in the radio business, by producing the very first GLBT radio show on commercial radio (WBCN Boston). That show was “The Lavender Hour.” With your contribution, you will receive a CD complete with all of the original episodes from this groundbreaking program. Your name will be included in the credit roll of “Before Homosexuals,” under the heading of “Major Funders.” We will also add your name to our “Thank You Honor Roll” on our official website.

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