United States Embassy to celebrate Gay Pride, Santo Domingo
The United States Embassy in Santo Domingo announced three activities in June to share US experiences with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender human diversity. The US Embassy joins the commemorating of GLBT month in June.
On 18 June, a National Forum on Inclusive Antidiscrimination Legislation will take place. The forum is organized by the Volunteer Network Amigos Siempre Amigos (REVASA) with special guest speaker, Janet Arelis Quezada for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) of the United States.
On 24 June, there will be a film screening of “The Laramie Project” at the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) Law school. The film screening will share insights for university students on LGBT antidiscrimination law within the US legislative system. The 2002 drama directed by Moises Kaufman tells the story of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming as a result of his sexual orientation. The film showcases the negative effects of hate crimes and harassment based on sexual orientation on our children and society at large.
On 25-26 June, the Embassy announced a speaker series with Pratt professor and renowned filmmaker, Jorge Oliver on experimental cinema at the Museum of Modern Art. The event is organized in partnership with the Museum of Modern Art, the Direccion General de Cine (DGCine) and UASD Film School and is open to film students, local film producers and directors. The discussion will focus on recent LGBT films, their focus and filmic approach.
Jorge Oliver is a well-known filmmaker and professor whose documentary work includes 2013 documentary Free to Love (Libres Para Amar), Pride in Puerto Rico (1999) and Diaspora (1997), about the migration of Puerto Rican actors to the United States.
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