Monday, January 16, 2006

Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen: The Many Meanings of Family

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Out of the Closet and onto the Screen: The Many Meanings of Family, will present its first two spring semester offerings in January. "Daddy & Papa," an award-winning examination of the personal, cultural, and political implications of gay fatherhood, will be shown on Tuesday, January 24. A screening of "Our House," an exploration of growing up with gay and lesbian parents, will take place on Wednesday, January 25. Both events are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Textor 102 and are free and open to the pubic.

Candid and revealing, "Daddy & Papa" looks at some of the complex issues surrounding gay fatherhood, including the effect of sexual orientation on children, the challenge of white gay men raising African American children, the changing relationship of gay fathers to the gay community, and the impact on children being raised without a mother.

To make "Our House," filmmaker Meema Spadola traveled to urban, rural, and suburban communities across the country to profile the sons and daughters of children being raised by gay or lesbian parents. "Our House" was named "best documentary" at the 2000 New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

The next Out of the Closet event will take place in February and feature a series of six short films. Additional screenings will take place throughout March and April.

For more information, contact the Ithaca College Office of Multicultural Affairs Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services at 274-7394 or .


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