Film Series Celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) History Month

October 2, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A film series co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, IWU Pride Alliance, and Counseling and Consultation Services will be held Oct. 13 through Oct. 29 in honor of LGBT Month.

All films in the series will begin at 7 p.m. and be shown in the Center for Natural Science Learning and Research building in room C102. There will be a discussion following each film. This series is free and open to the public.

The series, titled Out in History, will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 13 with the film CBS Reports: The Homosexuals. In this program, a CBS News correspondent presents the dilemmas of gay men at the time of filming.

The Celluloid Closet will be shown on Monday, Oct. 26. The film focuses on interviews from Hollywood insiders describing the treatment of LGBT characters in film.

The final movie in the series will be To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. Starring Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo, this film will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 29. It follows the three stars as drag queens on a road trip to Hollywood. Along the way, they must deal with racism, homophobia, and learn to grow into their true identities.

For additional information, contact Roshaunda Ross at (309) 556-3412.

Contact: Kasey Evans ’12, (309) 556-3181