Documentary Thursday: Mama Gloria

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Documentary Thursday: Mama Gloria

We are dedicating this Documentary Thursday at Third Space to celebrate the life of Mama Gloria.

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Third Space Chicago 716 West Addison Street Chicago, IL 60613

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We honor the life and passing of Mama Gloria this Documentary Thursday! She was a powerful force in our neighborhood, and we can't wait to share the evening with others who knew her personally.

We will watch the documentary about her life followed by an open floor for sharing memories of time spent with her.

Synopsis: "Meet Mama Gloria. Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen, now in her 70s, blazed a trail for trans people like few others before her. Emerging from Chicago’s South Side drag ball culture in the 1960s, Gloria overcame traumatic violence to become a proud leader in her community. Most famously, she pioneered a charm school for young transgender people that served as inspiration for the hit play Charm. Luchina Fisher’s empathic and engaging documentary is not only a portrait of a groundbreaking legend, but also a celebration of unconditional love, the love Gloria received from her own mother and that she now gives to her chosen children. And it is driven by the love that Luchina has for her teenage transgender daughter, Gia."