Speaking Freely: Holly Hughes (2000)

Video (27:31): Speaking Freely: Holly Hughes (2000). Performance artist and member of the NEA Four, Holly Hughes talks about how the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) took away her funding in the 1990s for the reason of her sexuality, and her decade-long battle to overturn a Congress-made law.

“It was during a whole debate about controversial funding for the arts and we decided to sue the government. We felt that is was clearly an abridgment of free speech,” she says of her decision to sue the government, citing homophobia.

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