82016May

aGLIFF Hosts Cast of HerStory

AGLIFF HOSTS CAST OF HER STORY, THE TRANSGENDER DOCUSERIES PREMIERING ON HBO, TO AUSTIN WITH A SPECIAL PREMIER SCREENING AND FUNDRAISER

The Austin Gay And Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF) today announced fundraising events, including an evening reception with the cast of the groundbreaking documentary series Her Story, a catered luncheon, and a screening of the series.

The reception will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seven Building’s 8th floor “Living Room” at 615 West 7th Street and will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to meet the cast of Her Story. Tickets to the reception can be purchased for $50.00 via FirstGiving.

aGLIFF will also host a lunch at OutYouth with the cast for a meet and greet with area LGBTQ youth.

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar will host the Her Story screening on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m., followed by a question and answer session moderated by Meghan Stabler of the HRC Board of Directors. Tickets are currently on sale for $20.00 at the Alamo Drafthouse website.

A portion of the proceeds of these events will go to support the Queer Youth Media Project (a summer camp for queer-identifying youth sponsored by aGLIFF), aGLIFF and Out Youth.

aGLIFF President Charlie Ray said about the event, “As an organization, aGLIFF is committed to bringing LGBT content to Austin and we are so proud of our dedicated volunteers and the community that worked hard to bring Her Story and the remarkable women profiled in the series to Austin. We are hosting a fundraising reception and have partnered with Out Youth and HRC to support queer youth in Austin along with our own Queer Youth Media Project, a summer camp for LGBT youth, to create a film to premier at the festival in September. As state legislatures and ignorant politicians continue to attack the trans community, we know that being visible and standing together as a community to support our trans brothers and sisters is more important than ever.”

Members of aGLIFF Board of Directors are: Tracy Peck, Doug Bolin, Matthew Burnett, Howard Goldman, Ashley Marshall, Jason McQueen, Jake Powell, Craig Ries, Charles Webre, Kelly West, and Aaron Yeats.