swimming with lesbians

Gays have a past but no history.
—MADELINE DAVIS, LESBIAN ACTIVIST

How do we create a history from a past that was hidden? Swimming with Lesbians dives into the darkest depths to find the answer. The film looks at an upstate New York community’s efforts to create an LBGT historic archive. Extraordinary lesbian activist Madeline Davis uncovers the lives and histories collected for this archive—some sad, some quirky, some tender—and all richly imagined through the Blue Sky lens. The film share’s Davis’s mission to create a lasting legacy for the LBGT community: “We are ephemeral. This is for the ages.”