The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation posted an item on its website this morning promoting a protest of Israel Luna’s “Ticked-Off Tr*nnies with Knives” on Saturday night during Q Cinema, Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. Here’s what the GLAAD item said:
GLAAD has learned that while some festivals have agreed not to program the film, Q Cinema is scheduled to screen the film next week as one of its centerpiece features to premiere on June 5th.
Community advocates in the Dallas/Fort Worth area have reached out to GLAAD in order to raise visibility and awareness about Luna’s problematic film and its screening at Q Cinema. Transgender advocates will be protesting the film from 7-10 pm on June 5th in order to spread awareness to the LGBT community about the film’s negative portrayal of the transgender community. Those who wish to join their voices to protest the film’s screening at Q Cinema can learn more information on the event’s facebook page.
“Ticked-Off Tr*nnies” is showing at 8 p.m. Saturday, and a discussion of the controversy over the film is set for 2 p.m. Sunday. For a full Q Cinema schedule, go here. And for a preview of the festival, which is in its 12th year, see Friday’s Voice.