QFest 2017‘Leather Lives’ D.C. EAGLE BOUND BY LEATHER with Director Jonathan Reed, Assistant Director Tina Harrison and special guest Bill Capello
Don Bruce, a Leather/Levi man, opened the DC Eagle in 1971 as a haven to gay men of the Leather/Levi community, giving them a home, a brotherhood, and an active community to live and socialize in. The Eagle was a place for men from all walks of life including many military, business, and political men that needed anonymity while exploring their repressed desires. Don made sure that beyond a haven it was a home. No man needed to spend the holidays alone after rejection from his traditional family; no man needed to be on the streets subject to the cruelties of conventional bullishness.
QFest New Jersey LGBT Film and Digital Media Festival strives to support and promote LGBT film & digital media, the individuals who create it, and the people and stories they highlight. QFest, the only annual LGBT film & digital media festival in NJ, is produced by QSpot, one of New Jersey’s largest LGBT community centers.