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LICF Gospel Choir at LIGL Film Festival
LICF will be attending a special screening of “TransMilitary” at the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Saturday October 13th at 3 PM at theCinema Arts Centre (423 Park Avenue) in Huntington.
Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably thelargest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service. “TransMilitary” chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace & First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.
The film is followed by a reception in the Sky Café sponsored by The Long Island Community Fellowship and Transgender Day of Remembrance and features a performance by the LICF Gospel Choir and a spoken word performance by Stonewall Veteran Rusty Rose. The Festival will present TG Activist and LICF member Barbara Salva with the Vic Skolnick Community Service Award. Admission is $15 for the film screening and includes the reception