The Queer Women of Color Film Festival is seeking submissions.

Film fest seeks submissions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The 12th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for its June 10-12 event. The focus, “Wages of Inequality: Queer & Trans Dollars and Sense,” explores economic justice through the lens of film, organizers said.

Films can be produced utilizing any genre, subject or length and must be produced by cis and trans* queer women of color including: African Descent/Black/LatiNegrX; Asian Pacific Islander; ChicanX/LatinX; First Nations/Native American/American Indian/Indigenous (FNAI); Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian (SWANA/AMEMSA); and Mixed‐Race people who are: lesbian, bisexual, queer, same-gender loving, intersex, gender non-conforming, two-spirit, transgender.

The film festival is free so that those who wish to attend can do so with a guarantee of access and community building, discussion and sharing.

Submissions are due by Jan. 15.

Email to get full details.



Dating site releases figures

DALLAS, Texas — has compiled its end-of-year data sharing information on the top cities where its LGBT members reside.

Karen Tzeiler with DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs shared that over half a million LGBT individuals had joined Match in 2015.

The only Carolina city making the list was Columbia, S.C., at number three.


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