Pride flag (Cassidy Muir photo)

Nakusp celebrates pride with mini film festival

Organizer says “Be a part of creating an inclusive community”

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.”

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