Feb
27
Fri
Film Screening: “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” @ Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm

The 1998 beating and murder of a 21-year-old college student, Matthew Shepard, raised the world’s awareness about discrimination against LGBT people.The tragedy inspired a generation of activists to work for human rights and led to the Congressional passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act—legislation that bore his name 11 years later.

You would think the story of Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy was well-documented, but most of the media coverage at the time stripped the young gay man of his humanity.

Fortunately, this film takes you on a journey to learn about Matt Shepard’s charismatic personality, which is documented through family photos, vacation videos, and even his personal diary entries. Some of the film’s most compelling scenes are with Matt’s parents, Judy and Dennis.

Directed by his childhood friend Michele Josue, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a must-see film for anyone who wants to view an intimate portrait of a young man whose murder altered the conscience of America and the world.

Trailer

Feb
28
Sat
Film Screening: “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” @ Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

The 1998 beating and murder of a 21-year-old college student, Matthew Shepard, raised the world’s awareness about discrimination against LGBT people.The tragedy inspired a generation of activists to work for human rights and led to the Congressional passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act—legislation that bore his name 11 years later.

You would think the story of Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy was well-documented, but most of the media coverage at the time stripped the young gay man of his humanity.

Fortunately, this film takes you on a journey to learn about Matt Shepard’s charismatic personality, which is documented through family photos, vacation videos, and even his personal diary entries. Some of the film’s most compelling scenes are with Matt’s parents, Judy and Dennis.

Directed by his childhood friend Michele Josue, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a must-see film for anyone who wants to view an intimate portrait of a young man whose murder altered the conscience of America and the world.

Trailer

Mar
1
Sun
Film Screening: “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” @ Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm

The 1998 beating and murder of a 21-year-old college student, Matthew Shepard, raised the world’s awareness about discrimination against LGBT people.The tragedy inspired a generation of activists to work for human rights and led to the Congressional passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act—legislation that bore his name 11 years later.

You would think the story of Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy was well-documented, but most of the media coverage at the time stripped the young gay man of his humanity.

Fortunately, this film takes you on a journey to learn about Matt Shepard’s charismatic personality, which is documented through family photos, vacation videos, and even his personal diary entries. Some of the film’s most compelling scenes are with Matt’s parents, Judy and Dennis.

Directed by his childhood friend Michele Josue, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a must-see film for anyone who wants to view an intimate portrait of a young man whose murder altered the conscience of America and the world.

Trailer

Mar
2
Mon
Film Screening: “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” @ Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm

The 1998 beating and murder of a 21-year-old college student, Matthew Shepard, raised the world’s awareness about discrimination against LGBT people.The tragedy inspired a generation of activists to work for human rights and led to the Congressional passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act—legislation that bore his name 11 years later.

You would think the story of Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy was well-documented, but most of the media coverage at the time stripped the young gay man of his humanity.

Fortunately, this film takes you on a journey to learn about Matt Shepard’s charismatic personality, which is documented through family photos, vacation videos, and even his personal diary entries. Some of the film’s most compelling scenes are with Matt’s parents, Judy and Dennis.

Directed by his childhood friend Michele Josue, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a must-see film for anyone who wants to view an intimate portrait of a young man whose murder altered the conscience of America and the world.

Trailer

Mar
3
Tue
Film Screening: “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” @ Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
Mar 3 @ 7:30 pm

The 1998 beating and murder of a 21-year-old college student, Matthew Shepard, raised the world’s awareness about discrimination against LGBT people.The tragedy inspired a generation of activists to work for human rights and led to the Congressional passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act—legislation that bore his name 11 years later.

You would think the story of Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy was well-documented, but most of the media coverage at the time stripped the young gay man of his humanity.

Fortunately, this film takes you on a journey to learn about Matt Shepard’s charismatic personality, which is documented through family photos, vacation videos, and even his personal diary entries. Some of the film’s most compelling scenes are with Matt’s parents, Judy and Dennis.

Directed by his childhood friend Michele Josue, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a must-see film for anyone who wants to view an intimate portrait of a young man whose murder altered the conscience of America and the world.

Trailer

Mar
4
Wed
Film Screening: “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” @ Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm

The 1998 beating and murder of a 21-year-old college student, Matthew Shepard, raised the world’s awareness about discrimination against LGBT people.The tragedy inspired a generation of activists to work for human rights and led to the Congressional passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act—legislation that bore his name 11 years later.

You would think the story of Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy was well-documented, but most of the media coverage at the time stripped the young gay man of his humanity.

Fortunately, this film takes you on a journey to learn about Matt Shepard’s charismatic personality, which is documented through family photos, vacation videos, and even his personal diary entries. Some of the film’s most compelling scenes are with Matt’s parents, Judy and Dennis.

Directed by his childhood friend Michele Josue, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a must-see film for anyone who wants to view an intimate portrait of a young man whose murder altered the conscience of America and the world.

Trailer

Mar
5
Thu
Film Screening: “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” @ Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center
Mar 5 @ 7:30 pm

The 1998 beating and murder of a 21-year-old college student, Matthew Shepard, raised the world’s awareness about discrimination against LGBT people.The tragedy inspired a generation of activists to work for human rights and led to the Congressional passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act—legislation that bore his name 11 years later.

You would think the story of Matthew Shepard’s life and legacy was well-documented, but most of the media coverage at the time stripped the young gay man of his humanity.

Fortunately, this film takes you on a journey to learn about Matt Shepard’s charismatic personality, which is documented through family photos, vacation videos, and even his personal diary entries. Some of the film’s most compelling scenes are with Matt’s parents, Judy and Dennis.

Directed by his childhood friend Michele Josue, Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a must-see film for anyone who wants to view an intimate portrait of a young man whose murder altered the conscience of America and the world.

Trailer

Mar
29
Sun
A Sunday Afternoon with OUTlaw @ LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Room 106
Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You are invited to join the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center’s LGBT student group, OUTLAW for a campus screening and panel discussion of the documentary “The New Black”. The panel will consist of special guests LSU Vice Provost for Diversity, Dereck Rovaris, The New Black Co-Producer, Angela Tucker, and Community Activists Tucker Barry and Kayla Mulford.

Food will be Served! – Not pizza!

ALL ARE INVITED!

LSU LAW ROOM 106

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

Jun
14
Sun
“L Word Mississippi” Screening @ Metropolitan Community Church
Jun 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Special Guest Speaker, Brandiilyne Dear (of L Word Mississippi fame) @ 11:00 a.m., followed by an INDOORS Picnic Lunch sponsored by MCCBR and Capital City Alliance (CCA) @ 12:15. Stay for a screening of GLAAD Award winning documentary: L Word Mississippi @ 1:00 p.m.!

Apr
17
Sun
Big Gay Movie Night: To Wong Foo – Thanks for Everything @ Splash Nightclub
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Join Capital City Alliance on Sunday, April 17th for its first ever Big Gay Movie Night! Splash Nightclub will open their doors (and bar) at 6pm and the movie will start at 7pm. CCA will have snacks available for purchase. Chairs will be provided.

Our featured movie will be To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar! To Wong Foo features Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three drag queens that travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Admission is FREE (but CCA will be accepting donations at the door)!