On Thursday, May 31, 2012 the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference will host it’s first annual Gender Reel mini film festival.

The free mini film fest will take place the first night of the conference from 7-8:30 pm in Room 103A. The primary goal of this years mini film festival is to give PTHC attendees a chance to experience the types of amazing films the Gender Reel Festival supports and shows at it’s annual event in Sept.

This years mini film festival will premier three amazing films about gender non-conforming and transgender activists: Envisioning Justice, Against the Grain and Changing Houses. Q & A’s with Envisioning Juctice’s Pauline Park and Against the Grain OluSeyi O. Adebanjo

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will immediately follow the screening. However, attending the mini filim fest is not the only way folks can get a taste of what Gender Reel has to offer. 

Later that night, GR will host it’s 2nd Annual “Still Coming Out,” fundraiser at Tabu (200 S 12th Street) from 10 pm-2 am. Last years fundraiser was a huge success and we are hoping to do it again this year. 

At the beginning of the event, Ryan Sallans will be reading from his new book, “Second Son,” followed by four amazing performances by Ryan Cassata, Wordz the Poet Emcee, Geppeta, Katastrophe and Dynasty (our MC). Mix and mingle and dance music by Gender Reel’s very own DJ Sara Sherr to follow performances. Cover: $5 to $10.

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