The Late Night Film Series

Trailer for TransParent from Natasha Miller on Vimeo.

The Late Night Film Series, OUTsource, and the MLK Center are proud to present guest filmmaker Dream Hampton with the Ruth Ellis Center.

On Friday, March 28th at 5:30PM Emani Love and Racquelle Trammel from the Ruth Ellis Center will be presenting a lecture titled “Realness: A Conversation on Gender Identity”.

The lecture will be free in Worsham Theater.

At 7PM, director Dream Hampton will present a rough cut of her film TransParent, which is still under production. A discussion with Dream Hampton will follow.

The film is a film about the life of Shelley “Treasure” Hilliard, a Detroit 19-year-old girl, beloved by her family and friends, and her murder – a hate crime that wasn’t prosecuted as one. It is about projections and perceptions and communities misrepresented and misunderstood. TransParent is about a grieving mother and her commitment to honor her daughter, Treasure.

The film will be shown for free in Worsham Theater

Following the film there will be a reception with the director in the MLK Center. Free refreshments will be served.

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Dream Hampton is a critically acclaimed filmmaker and author. She was the associate producer for VH1′s Emmy award-winning “Behind the Music: Notorious B.I.G.” and her short film “I Am Ali” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won Best Short Film at Vanity Fair’s Newport Film Festival in 2002. She was a contributor to Vibe, the Village Voice, and Spin for 15 years, and she collaborated with Jay-Z on his New York Times’ bestselling book, “Decoded”.

The Ruth Ellis Center, located in Highland Park, Michigan, was founded by LGBT activist Ruth Ellis and is only one of four centers in the US that serves homeless LGBT kids and teenagers.

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The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Lexington, KY that strives to improve the quality of GLBTQQIA individuals’ lives in Central and Eastern Kentucky.

The GLSO operates the only Pride Center in Kentucky, which is often utilized as a free meeting space for GLBTQQIA organizations in the community. For more than 30 years, a monthly newsletter has been published and distributed all over Kentucky. And for the past few years, the GLSO has planned and executed the Lexington Pride Festival with help from many wonderful volunteers from the community.

On Wednesday, April 9, Kentucky Gives Day will bring charities and Kentuckians together for a powerful day of action. From 12:00 am to 11:59 pm EST, supporters of participating Kentucky nonprofits can go online to connect with causes they care about and make tax-deductible donations. The top five organizations in each leaderboard category that raise the most money will receive bonus prizes of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000, $500 and $250 respectively. In addition, 10 “Golden Tickets” – mini prizes of $100 or $250 will be given to organizations throughout the day.

April 9 is your chance! Donate to GLSO on KY Gives Day and join other GLSO supporters in a statewide “flashmob of giving.” Everyone can be a philanthropist – a $25 donation will make an incredible difference!

What: KY Gives Day
When: Wednesday, April 9
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Tell your friends! Share this post! Help us get the word out about GLSO’s KY Gives Day campaign! Unite Kentuckians and nonprofits for a powerful day of action on April 9. Learn more by “liking” @KYGives & following the movement! 24 hours of online giving ! We wish all nonprofits across the Commonwealth much success on Wed., April 9!

The GLSO is proud to participate in KY Gives Day. Every dollar donated to The GLSO gets us one step closer to our mission of a community that accepts and celebrates each individual and our vision to better the community by educating, enhancing, and empowering the community about GLBTQQIA+ issues .

KY Gives Day is just 14 days away! Help us by sharing this status and pledging your support for The GLSO on April 9! http://www.razoo.com/story/Lexington-Gay-Services-Organization?referral_code=share