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April 8, 2013

Purdue gay and lesbian professionals sponsor second film festival

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —The Purdue University chapter of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals is hosting its second annual film festival.

The public event, which runs from Sunday (April 14) though April 20, will show a variety of films from nine different countries (Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, South Africa and the United States).

"The movies showcase the triumphs and struggles that the LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Ally) community encounters all around the world in diverse ethnic and cultural settings," said Gabriel Sosa, the organization's president. "No matter where you are in the world, LGBTQIA individuals are part of society."

The films explore the intersections of faith, race, age, national origin, gender identity and expression, marital status, disability status and sexual orientation. Genres range from comedy and short film to horror and documentary. 

There are no tickets required for any of the screenings, all of which take place on Purdue's campus. 

For a full schedule of the showings, visit http://www.noglstp.net/purdue/2nd-lgbtqia-film-festival/

Writer: Morgan Stephens, 765-490-4855, MorganLStephens@gmail.com

Sources: Gabriel Sosa, gsosa@purdue.edu

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