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GLBT Film Festival Starts Sunday

Series slated each Sunday during October will be screened at Oak Park Public Library.

A film focusing on transgender people will kick off the 2012 GLBT Documentary Film Festival at 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 7 at the Oak Park Public Library.

In all four films will be shown during October, followed by speakers or panels as well as an opportunity for discussion.

Here's how the series will line up:

Oct. 7 - Trans the Movie. The documentary features interviews with several transgender people, one of whom is a transgender woman surgeon who does sexual reassignment surgery.

Oct. 14 - Brother  Outsider.  This film focuses on the life of Bayard Rustin, a gay black activist and strategist who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and has been called the invisible man of the Civil Rights Movement.

Oct. 21- Inlaws and Outlaws. The film features various couples, some gay, some straight, who speak out about their relationships.

Oct. 28 - Love Free or Die. Bishop Gene Robinson and his struggle within the Episcopal Church is the focus of this documentary.

Each film starts at 2 p.m. The series is sponsored by Oak Park PFLAG, OPALGA, & the Chicago Gender Society. The films are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 708-383-8200.

Everyone is welcome & encouraged to attend. 

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