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FREE PROGRAM: AUTHENTICALLY US : VR FILMS AND PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Gay City: Seattle's LGBTQ Center 517 East Pike Street Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)
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SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 AT 12:00 PM AT GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER

With Pride Foundation and Oculus VR for Good

AUTHENTICALLY US: STORIES FROM THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY

AUTHENTICALLY US: STORIES FROM THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY introduces viewers to a diverse group of transgender and gender-diverse people using interactive virtual reality (VR). This project comes at a critical time in the fight for transgender equality. Come put a headset on and view AUTHENTICALLY US using an Oculus VR headset.

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WE’RE STILL HERE

Aiden Crawford, a Two-Spirit artist and historian in Boise, Idaho, struggles to preserve his heritage and pass down the wisdom of his Two-Spirit elders.

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SHE FLIES BY HER OWN WINGS

Shannon Scott, driven by the military tenet of “leave no one behind,” pulls the levers of democracy, urging freedom and justice for all—from the marbled halls of Washington DC to the hallowed ground trod by those who championed LGBTQ equality before her.

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A TREASURED STATE

Acton Seibel, after returning home to Montana to transition, challenges those around him to see his true humanity. Through visibility, Acton embodies the notion that it is possible to live openly and safely in the communities we call home.

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BUILDING EMPATHY THROUGH INNOVATION: VIRTUAL REALITY STORYTELLING PANEL

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2019 AT 2:00 PM AT GAY CITY: SEATTLE’S LGBTQ CENTER

This informative and exciting panel will discuss how we are utilizing VR to reshape the narratives about our community and foster dialogue that will lead to a more inclusive world. AUTHENTICALLY US (www.authenticallyus.com) is a project of Oculus VR for Good, in partnership with filmmaker Jesse Ayala of Fovrth Studios and the Pride Foundation.

Panelists include:

Jeremiah J. Allen, Strategic Advisor – Pride Foundation

Katelen Kellogg, Communications and Outreach Manager – Pride Foundation,

Agaiotupu Isyss Honnen, TRANSform Washington Project Director - Pride Foundation.

Earlier Event: May 5
BECOMING COLLEEN
Later Event: May 5
SHORTS: TRANS JOY