In an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening with Panhandle PBS, Panhandle Pride will show the “Independent Lens” documentary “Real Boy” at 7 p.m. June 23 at Amarillo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4901 Cornell St.Amarillo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and the AUUF Social Action Committee are proud to co-sponsor and host the first feature of the Panhandle Pride Film Festival this year.“Real Boy” is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.Jenny Gunn, a leader of the Amarillo Area Transgender Support Group; Sandra Dunn, a leader within the transgender community; and Bekki McQuay, LPC, who works with people in transition; will discuss the issues in the documentary and give their insights following the screening.Admission is free; voluntary donations are accepted for Amarillo Housing First.
- The independent drama “Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party” is a film about a preacher’s teen son’s struggle to navigate sexual identity. Panhandle Pride is pleased to screen this movie as a part of the LGBTQ pride celebrations. Patrick Andrews, an Amarillo native, co-stars and will appear at post screening Q&A. The screening is on June 26 at 7PM at the Amarillo College Downtown Campus, 1314 S. Polk St. Admission is free, donations will be accepted.