Gather with members of Women In Network (WIN) for this program, presented in partnership with Stonewall National Museum & Archives as part of their First Wednesday series. The evening will begin with mingling and a chance to view the exhibit Game On: Female Athletes Competing with Homophobia in Sports”. Coinciding with the World OUT Games in Miami, the exhibit highlights lesbian, bisexual and transgender female athletes who persevered in the face of homophobia and sexism in sports. Items in the permanent collection of Stonewall National Museum & Archives will highlight athletes from both past and present.
At 7:30, enjoy a screening of the film The Gymnast (2006, 98 minutes). After a devastating injury sidelines her gymnastics career, Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber) settles for a career as a massage therapist. She gets a second chance at her dream, however, when an opportunity arises for her to perform with an acrobatic aerial performance troupe. As she trains with her partner, Serena (Addie Yungmee), Jane rediscovers her passion for performing as well as a passion for her partner, even though she is married to a man and Serena is in the closet about her sexuality.
Winner of over 20 LGBT film festival awards, including Best Feature – San Francisco Frameline
Free to attend. Suggested donation $5. Beverages courtesy of Barefoot Wine and Bubbly.