LICF will be hosting a Bagel Breakfast at the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Saturday October 15th starting at 11 AM in the Sky Café of the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Avenue) in Huntington. Followed by the screening of the film “Act of Love” at 1PM. Admission is $15 per person for breakfast and film program. There will be a special performance by the LICF Gospel Choir during the breakfast.
“Act of Love” is an award winning documentary about Reverend Frank Schaefer and the divisions in the Methodist Church over LGBT inclusion in the second biggest Protestant denomination in the U.S. Reverend Frank faced a church trial after officiating at his sons same sex wedding. The film follows from the trial to their struggle to change the church from within. As the third largest Christian denomination in the United States, which direction the UMC takes could have ripple effects throughout the entire Christian community, in the US and the world. Frank and his family’s story will undoubtedly have an impact on this discussion.