SPECIAL EVENTS

VISUAL ARTS

GENDER TRANSGRESSION & IDENTITY
October 1 - October 28  • THE HARWOOD ART CENTER


Harwood’s first annual LGBTQ show examines gender: identity, construction, deconstruction and transgression, and society’s reaction  to pushing American gender boundaries.  This year’s show is a  juried exhibition based on an open call.  In a wide range of media including pen and ink, oils, photography and sculpture, artists  examine what gender means to them, how it has affected their lives and  the lives of others, and other people’s responses to their appearance.  Artists Include: Monika ten Bruggencate,Beth Christensen, Helen Cozza, Dick and Wayne, Sofia Eleftheriou, Peter Grahame, Branden Koch, Jax Manhoff.
 

FREE SCREENING

ASSUME NOTHING
7:00 PM • THU, September 30 • THE HARWOOD ART CENTER

Focusing on the art, photography and performance of five ‘alternative’ gender artists of Maori, Samoan-Japanese, and Pakeha-Europeon descent ASSUME NOTHING poses the questions: “What if ‘male’ and ‘female’ are not the only options? How do other genders express themselves through art?”
*** THE HARWOOD ART CENTER IS LOCATED AT 1114 7TH STREET NW

 

 FREE PANEL

GLBT SENIORS: INVISIBLE AND OVERLOOKED NO MORE
2:30 PM • SAT, October 9  • THE SOUTHWEST FILM CENTER

Aging presents new challenges for everyone as they get older, particularly for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors. Social safety nets created by the government to help the elderly - such as retirement insurance, healthcare, and affordable housing programs - do not recognize the unique needs of same-sex couples that exist because of the lack of legal family recognition. Similarly, community institutions have ignored the needs of LGBT elders; nursing homes and assisted living facilities are often biased against same-sex couples and do not provide culturally competent care to this population. Ageism is compounded by heterosexism for LGBT elders. Thus, LGBT elders are more likely than heterosexuals to not access services and become isolated because of their fear of or experience with discrimination. The discussion will highlight three key areas where LGBT seniors face challenges: financial security, health care and social supports.  Panelists to be announced.



MUCHAS MUCHACHAS: A DAY OF WOMEN IN FILMS
SUNDAY OCTOBER 10TH AT THE GUILD CINEMA • ALL DAY

MUCHAS MUCHACHAS is celebrating its 5th year at the Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival with screenings all day at the Guild Cinema. The day begins with the steamy love affair between college professor and student in BLOOMINGTON and continues that afternoon with WOMEN OF COLOR SHORTS, FUN IN GIRLS SHORTS and the showcase screening of A MARINE STORY. Closing the night with the bombastic documentary LE TIGRE: ON TOUR, which will have you dancing in your seats, guaranteed!  Immediately following the screenings, the festivities will continue at IMBIBE where you can lounge around and talk with fellow attendees about what your favorite films of the festival are so far. So come one and come all and celebrate all things MUCHACHAS with us!