Reproductive Justice and LGBTQA Film Festival

Breaking Out of the Social Closet

Co-sponsored by the LGBT Center of OC and W-HUB (Womxn's Center)

The Reproductive Justice Initiative’s 2017-2018 film series Breaking Out of The Social Closet offers a nuanced examination of gender identity, celebrating the clear advancements and legal victories in recent years, while also exposing the painful costs of fighting stigma, shaming, and stereotypes.  It explores how sex and gender status continues to impact individual safety, civil and human rights, despite obvious advancements in marriage equality.   The series engages growing up trans, violence against the LGBTQA community, race and homosexuality, and vulnerabilities to mass incarceration, homelessness, and poverty.  Featuring talkback sessions with artists, parents, experts, and the community.

    Film Schedule

  • Check It

    October 19, 2017
    Co-Sponsored with BLSA
    6:30 p.m. Light Refreshments Provided
    EDU Room 1111
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  • Growing Up Coy

    February 1, 2018
    5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Light Refreshments Provided
    Talkback with Priya Shah, advocate for equality and inclusion for trans children.

    EDU Room 1111
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  • Political Animals

    February 8, 2018
    5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Light Refreshments Provided
    Talkback with Hon. Betsy Butler, former state legislator and current Executive Director, California Women's Law Center; Laura Kanter, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Youth Programs, LGBT Center OC; Hon. Beth Krom, former mayor and city council member for the City of Irvine.
    EDU Room 1111
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  • Paris Is Burning

    March 22, 2018
    5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
    Light Refreshments Provided
    Talkback with T. Mychael Rambo, Award Winning Actor, Singer.
    EDU Room 1111
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  • Free CeCe

    March 29, 2018
    4:00 - 6:30 p.m. 
    Light Refreshments Provided
    Talkback with CeCe McDonald, formerly incarcerated for defending her life.
    EDU Room 1111
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Michele Goodwin
(949) 824-3897

Merima Tricic
Senior Fellow