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Free Documentary Film Screening Out of Respect: A Story of Five

Aug. 5, 2011

You are invited to join Interweave West on Sunday, August 14, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM at Unitarian Universalist Church West (UUCW), 13001 W. North Ave, Brookfield, WI for a screening of the 2009 documentary Out of Respect: A Story of Five.

 

Research has shown that out of the two million homelessness youth on the streets each year, more than one fourth identify as LGBT. At an age where one’s biggest concern is to fit in, these young people are struggling to be accepted at home, stay in school, and find a meal or a place to sleep. With fewer safe-housing options, these youth are twice as likely to experience severe abuse and sexual exploitation. These statistics and lack of recognition from child welfare agencies drive the need for increased awareness and resources on behalf of LGBT youth.

 

Out of Respect follows five LGBT young adults overcoming the repercussions of family neglect and abandonment. The story spans one year, including first person video diaries and intimate interviews about day-to-day hustles of survival. Audiences will witness the strength of individuals who, when faced with crisis, are still determined to forge paths to success. From sleeping in cars, to dealing with mental illness and abusive families, these young people offer all viewers a chance to understand the vital role that family and community play in creating healthy lives for LGBT youth. The story also focuses on “prevention” as opposed to “providing aide to victims,” by highlighting a recent Milwaukee-based, LGBT youth-service initiative. This “outreach in action” is a model for other cities and at-risk youth organizations. Sharing these stories is a vital step toward awakening social consciousness to welcome, encourage and adequately provide committed support for all young people in need.

 

The documentary was filmed partially at UUCW and features church member Gracie Limbach as the mentor for one of the five LGBT youths featured in the film. The director, Tess Gallun, is excited to have us screen the film. It was recently shown as a free screening this past March at the UWM Union.

 

Some of the featured youth will be on hand for a question and answer session following the film.

 

Interweave West is a group within UUCW that works actively to end oppression based on sexual orientation and gender identity, recognizing that we will not be free until all oppression is a thing of the past. We value and affirm the lives and experience of GLBTQ people of faith of all ages, races, ethnicities, income levels, and abilities. If you’d like more information contact the church office, uucw@uucw.org or 262/782-3535.

 

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