Queer Screen votes YES for marriage equality!

Queer Screen votes YES for marriage equality!

Queer Screen​ ​has announced that it will fundraise for The Equality Campaign at the upcoming Queer Screen Film Fest, being held in Sydney from the 19th – 25th September. For every ticket sold, Queer Screen will donate one dollar to The Equality Campaign.

Queer Screen is the non-profit LGBTIQ organisation who produce the annual Mardi Gras Film Festival and Queer Screen Film Fest. Making​ ​the​ ​fundraising​ ​announcement​ ​on​ ​behalf​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Queer​ ​Screen​ ​Board,​ ​Queer​ ​Screen President​ ​Kevin​ ​Ryan​ ​said:

“Queer​ ​Screen​ ​has​ ​a​ ​proud​ ​history​ ​of​ ​supporting​ ​Australian​ ​Marriage​ ​Equality.​ ​As​ ​a organisation,​ ​we’re​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​celebrating​ ​the​ ​strength​ ​and​ ​diversity​ ​of​ ​​LGBTIQ​ ​people​ ​on screen,​ ​and​ ​we’re​ ​passionate​ ​about​ ​achieving​ ​equality​ ​for​ ​our​ ​community.

“Should​ ​the​ ​government’s​ ​proposed​ ​postal​ ​vote​ ​on​ ​marriage​ ​equality​ ​go​ ​ahead,​ ​we​ ​want​ ​to ​help​ ​ensure​ a​ ​‘yes’​ ​vote​ ​is​ ​successful.”

‘We​ ​are​ ​delighted​ ​to​ ​announce​ ​fundraising​ ​support​ ​of​ ​The​ ​Equality​ ​Campaign​ ​through​ ​a​ ​one dollar​ ​donation​ ​from​ ​every​ ​ticket​ ​sold​ ​at​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​Queer​ ​Screen​ ​Film​ ​Fest,’ Kevin​ ​Ryan​ ​said.

The​ ​5th​ ​Queer​ ​Screen​ ​Film​ ​Fest​ ​hits​ ​Sydney​ ​screens​ ​in​ ​three​ ​weeks,​ ​with​ ​tickets​ ​on​ ​sale​ ​at queerscreen.org.au.​ ​​ ​The​ ​full​ ​program​ ​runs​ ​from​ ​Tuesday​ ​19​ ​September​ ​to​ ​Sunday​ ​24 September​ ​at​ ​Event​ ​Cinemas​ ​George​ ​Street,​ ​and​ ​includes​ ​a​ ​free​ ​outdoor​ ​Rainbow​ ​Families screening​ ​of​ ​​Moana​​ ​at​ ​Sydney​ ​Park,​ ​St​ ​Peters​ ​on​ ​Saturday​ ​16​ ​September​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lead​ ​up​ ​to​ ​the festival.

Featuring​ ​20​ ​films​ ​from​ ​four​ ​continents,​ ​including​ ​16​ ​Australian​ ​premieres,​ ​Queer​ ​Screen​ ​Film Fest​ ​showcases​ ​a​ ​diverse​ ​range​ ​of​ ​LGBTIQ​ ​stories​ ​across​ ​narrative​ ​features,​ ​documentaries and​ ​shorts.

Sign​ ​up​ ​to​ ​volunteer​ ​for​ ​Queer​ ​Screen​ and​ ​for The Equality Campaign​ 

And, get your tickets for the Queer Screen Film Festival 2017 here!