June was first declared "Gay and Lesbian Pride Month" in 1999. In 2009, President Barack Obama declared June "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month". To honor pride month GLSEN Hudson Valley presents, Queering the Box. GLSEN Hudson Valley serves and supports a 7 county region just above New York City.
Queering the Box will shine a light on our intersecting identities and acknowledge that in their complexities there is strength and creativity. We are excited to center the voices and experiences of marginalized folks within the LGBTQ community by highlighting the intersection of queerness and other oppressed identities.
Three locations will screen three separate films. Each film will be proceeded by a short created by a local New York young person. At the conclusion of the film representatives from the feature and the short along with a member of the Hudson Valley community will take stage to answer questions from the viewers.
Join us in Hudson Valley NY for what is sure to be moving and unforgettable.
Submissions for the Feature will only be accepted from the following states:
New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey.
Submissions for the Youth Short will only be accepted from the Hudson Valley Region as defined by GLSEN Hudson Valley: Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, and Orange counties.
Feature and Youth Short must highlight the experiences at the intersection of queerness and another oppressed identity. Please be intentional to center the voices of marginalized folks within the LGBTQ community.