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Out in the Silence: LGBTQ People In Rural America

Date: Monday, October 25, 2010, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Location: US Bank Conference Theatre

Cost: Free

The aim of Out in the Silence is to expand public awareness about the difficulties that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people face in rural and small town America and to promote dialogue and action that will help people on all sides of the issues find common ground.

Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson's wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown.

Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson's journey dramatically illustrates the universal challenges of being an outsider in a conservative environment and the transformation that is possible when those who have long been constrained by a traditional code of silence summon the courage to break it.

To learn more about the film, click here.

The screening of this film is co-sponsored by Equality Ohio.

Accommodations

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Angie Wellman at wellman.63@osu.edu or 614-688-8449. Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

Brought to you by

  • Equality Ohio
  • MCC

For More Information Contact:

Angie Wellman
MCC
wellman.63@osu.edu
614-688-8449