Events

OutWest Film Fest


Join us for the 2017 OutWest Film Fest!

Kickoff September 21st in South Lake Tahoe

Film Blocks on September 23rd and 24th in Reno

Only $10 ticket for each block or
$25 pass to see all three blocks of films!

www.OutWestFilmFest.org

We are proud to present this years OutWest Film Fest taking place September 23rd and 24th at Bruka Theatre located at 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501, with a Short Film event kick-off in South Lake Tahoe on September 21st at the Lake Tahoe Community College’s Duke Theatre.

This year features two different themed screenings on Saturday (at 4 pm and 7 pm) along with a Best of International Short Film presentation on Sunday, the 24th accompanied by MIMOSAS!

Both days will feature some of the best of this year’s LGBTQ short films (comedies, dramas, and documentaries) in a fun-filled atmosphere at Reno’s Bruka Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for each section or $25 for a pass to all three and are available online.  You can click here for tickets or use the link on the outwestfilmfest.org website.  If there is still availability, tickets will also be sold at the door of each session including the Tahoe Kick Off.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Reno Screenings:
Bruka Theatre
99 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 8950
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Sept.  23rd | 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Bruka Theatre
The Talk – Tales of Coming Out To Family And Friends

This selection of short films highlight the joys and fears of coming out to family and friends. From unexpected acceptance to fear of losing family and friends including the comedy “Checkmate.”

Sept. 23 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Bruka Theatre
The LOVE Block – Dating, Falling In Love And Yes – Marriage!

Celebrating the quest for romance, falling in love, and tying the knot, our evening block of films will have you laughing, crying, and falling in love with the wonderful storytellers in this section.

Films include the madcap and heartfelt comedy “The Marriage” and other great love stories!

To get your date night started, the Bruka Theatre will be selling cocktails and there will be appetizers. Get your tickets early as our block of love is sure to sell out before the 23rd.

Sept. 24 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Bruka Theatre
We Are One – Best Films From Around The Globe

Our final day of the festival, we hilight the best of LGBTQ short films from the U.S. and across the world.  The wide variety of films includes the short film “Versatile” which features two actors from the “Open Relationship” which screened at the 2015 festival and the exquisitely filmed story of young love “Queen’s Mile.”

We will toast this final showing of the best of 2017 short films and with mimosas and international snacks. Following the “We Are One” screening, awards will be announced as selected by the audience and our jury and a final toast of mimosas to celebrate our LGBTQ community.

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Sept. 21 | 6:00pm – 8:20pm | Duke Theatre, Lake Tahoe Community College
South Lake Tahoe Short Film Kick-off

The Duke Theater will host the first OutWest event with a kick-off of short films that serve to educate and entertain. The event begins at 6pm with a 50 minute Youth/Educational “Coming Out” block and after a short intermission resumes at 7:20m with “Living Proud,” a block of films directed more toward an adult audience. (A portion of ticket sales for the September 21st event will be donated to the LTCC Foundation earmarked for the Tahoe Pride Equality Scholarship, est. 2013.)

Tickets for this portion are $10 – discounted to $7 for students – and can also be purchased online by clicking here and by using the link on the OutWestFilmFest.org website.

Pride Night with the Reno Ace’s

 

Greater Nevada Field and the Reno Aces, in conjunction with OUR Center, will host the first ever Pride Night at Greater Nevada Field on August 17th, 2017. OUR Center was launched on May 29, 2009, the same year the Reno Aces played their inaugural season, to establish and maintain a safe, empowering, and supportive center in Northern Nevada that addresses advocacy, education and services.

“Reno has long been a city that embraces its diversity,” said Eric Edelstein, President of the Reno Aces and Reno 1868 FC. “We are so pleased to have the chance at creating this opportunity and officially celebrate Reno’s LGBT community and its allies, and we are looking forward to a fun night at Greater Nevada Field.”

The Reno Aces will become the third Triple-A team in the Pacific Coast League to host a Pride Night –The night of August 17, when The Aces take on the Sacramento River Cats at Greater Nevada Field. The game is set for 7:05 p.m.

The Aces join Triple-A teams in Sacramento and El Paso in being inclusive and showing the sports community is an ally of the LGBT+ community. A special web page, http://bit.Ly/acespridenight is available to purchase tickets for the event. Tickets for the game are left field reserve at $14 each. A Victory Voucher can also be purchased for $7 which includes the choice of hot dog or BBQ sandwich, a bag of chips and a soda. Pride Night t-shirts are available for purchase at the Team Shop and online at http://bit.ly/2sHURzF.

“Community members and volunteers are very excited about attending Pride Night at Greater Nevada Field,” Jeromy, president of OUR Center said. “There is great enthusiasm surrounding this new venture, and we are all looking forward to promoting an inclusive atmosphere.”

For more information on Aces Pride Night, please contact Alex Strathearn at astrathearn@renoaces.com or (775) 334-7060. The Aces will return home to Greater Nevada Field on Thursday, July 13th and take on the El Paso Chihuahuas. Tickets are on-sale now at www.renoaces.com or by calling (775) 334-4700. Follow the club all season long on Twitter (@Aces) or like the team on Facebook.

It’s July — Artown and Northern Nevada Pride!

We are lucky to live in a place with so many wonderful happenings. We hope to see you out and about!

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Check out our online Calendar!
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Everything you wanted to know about Northern Nevada Pride Weekend!

Everything you wanted to know about Artown!

 

Social and Screen Night with Michael

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Join us for a Social and Screening at Our Center with Michael Issa, Your Host.
https://www.facebook.com/events/101528540324994/

This months screening is Pricilla Queen of the Desert.

Come meet new friends, hang out, socialize or watcha hilarious film.

“And together, the trio of Bernadette(Terance Stamp), Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Guy Pearce) is enough to shake the kookaburras right out of the trees. Or to rattle the small-town mentality of the provinces, which is what Stephan Elliott’s flamboyantly colorful new film is really about. Taking its name from the tour bus on which this trio travels, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” presents a defiant culture clash in generous, warmly entertaining ways. For all its glitter, this is the sort of film in which everyone becomes happier and nicer by the final reel.”
http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=990DE7DD1730F933A2575BC0A962958260

Starlight! Starbright! to Our Center for 3 performances.

We are so pleased to have Joseph Galata bring his one man show Starlight! Starbright! to Our Center for 3 performances.
(Friday-Nov 18 12-2, Saturday November 19th 2pm & 6pm)

This performance and Q&A will appeal to men of all ages and people that love them as well as Therapists, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals and anyone wanting to learn more about the men in their lives.

Free.

Any donations accepted for these performances will benefit the Homeless Youth Count in January.

Storyline:….
Over 21 million American men and 1 out of every 6 males at a university are living with a shameful secret – they have been sexually abused as a child or teenager.

This 60 minute performance focuses on Muyoso who is auditioning for a reality TV show.

Along with displaying his creative talents such as dance, music, cooking, and drama, he is required to reveal to the judges a dark secret about himself – his sexual abuse from the age of 7 to 15, and the painful yet triumphant healing journey.
https://www.facebook.com/events/200457083726527/

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Networking with the LGBTQ Community.

3 Degrees takes place every other month.

We are always looking for new hosts.
A host provides a location and light refreshments, has additional opportunities to talk about their business and strengthens their ties to the community.
To be considered, please attend 2 of these get togethers.

Visit the Facebook Page for the most up to date information. 

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National Coming Out Day!

Join us to celebrate National Coming Out Day on Tuesday, October 11th!

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National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an internationally-observed human rights day devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning folks and allies. The day is about providing visibility to LGBTQQIAA individuals and promoting awareness of LGBTQQIAA issues.

NCOD is a time dedicated for people across the LGBTQQIA and Allied communities to celebrate coming out, and as part of our observance of NCOD.

You can participate by coming to the center and submitting your Coming Out Story between 2-6pm.
Meet new people and talk about your journey. Participate in a round-table discussion. Coming Out Story will be playing in the center.
Reception will begin at 6pm, followed at 7pm with the speakers panel telling their stories and answering questions about their experiences.