About the Film

In Baby, You Are My Religion, we journey through pre-Stonewall America, highlighting the safe havens where gay women found community and solace—from juke joints to piano bars.

This documentary captures stories of defiance and resilience, featuring trailblazers like Nancy Valverde, Barbara Kalish, Ellen Ward, Joanne Astrea, Andi Segal, Pat Lamis, Barbara Sinclair, and Ev Everett. Their narratives extend beyond tales of the past; they’re vibrant showcases of courage, passion, and human spirit.

As you delve into this documentary, discover the sanctuaries that protected these people and the world outside.