GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library continues its monthly free LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, December 12 with a film about LGBT activists organizing to support striking mineworkers in Thatcher-ruled Britain. The Film Series is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month. Each film begins at 7pm in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming film titles in general press releases. But feel free to call the Library at (727) 893-1074 for the film title and other information about the film series. Or find titles and more information online: www.mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources.
About the December 12 film: Inspired by a true story. In 1984’s Thatcher-ruled Britain, a strike by the National Union of Mineworkers prompts a group of LGBT activists to raise money for the families of striking workers. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the LGBT group targets a small village in Wales where they decide to try and offer their donation in person. The strike drags on and the two groups find that standing together forms the strongest of all unions. “A joyous crowd-pleaser that genuinely works.” (Rotten Tomatoes) (Rated R)
Save the date, Thursday January 9, for the next film in the series. While “bathroom bills” began sweeping across the nation, The Human Rights Campaign said 2016 was the most dangerous year ever for transgender Americans. This 2019 film captures the ensuing civil rights battle from the perspective of a group of embattled parents fighting to protect their children from discriminatory laws in their home state. The heart of the film lies in the stories of the families who accept and support their kids for exactly who they are. “A compelling documentary showing that transgender rights matter.” (Rotten Tomatoes) (Not Rated)
Watch for announcements of other films as they are added to the series on the second Thursday of each month.
The LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Public Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center and the Library on the web at mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL. Or contact the LGBTQ Resource Center by email to LGBTQGulfport@gmail.com.