Nakusp Options for Sexual Health is sponsoring the second annual OutFest mini film festival on Thursday June 14 at the Arrow Lakes Theatre in Nakusp. The festivities get underway at 7 p.m. with admission by donation. Proceeds will go towards the Nakusp-Opt Compassionate Fund which provides financial support to females who need access to prescription and non-prescription birth control options.
Teresa Winbow-Weatherhead, Opt Certified Sexual Health Educator stated, “Come on ‘Out’ and celebrate (Nakusp’s) Pride Week (June 11 to 16) and be a part of creating an inclusive community.”
The OutFest showcases only LGBTQ+ films in celebration of Pride, and this year’s line-up re-visit’s the 2017 OutFest film debut I Am Me, produced by local Rhys Mcleod, and an Irish Comedy Drama production called Handsome Devil.
Winbow-Weatherhead said, “The significance in creating a Pride Week within our small community is to bring about more LGBTQ+ awareness and understanding, so that we all feel included and welcome to be ourselves, whatever or wherever our gender or sexuality falls on the human spectrum.”