Pittsburgh Black Pride, one of the country’s longest running pride celebrations for LGBTQ people of color, will celebrate 20 years this month with 11 days of festivities. On July 27th, the organization joins with Reel Q to present a film festival featuring 90 minutes of shorts focused on LGBTQ people of color. See the selected films below:
After ten years together, Kent and Jax can read each other like open books. Then Jax’s mother dies and he steals her wig three days before she is to be buried in it. And just when Kent believes the whole incident couldn’t get any hairier, Jax starts to wear it.
A story of love, loss, and finding oneself set against the world of underground street fighting.
Prom night in the South Bronx, Michael is in for the an evening of horror, hilarity and hope as he decides whether or not to man up and kick it to his high school crush, or punk out and let him walk into the sunset.
Black is Blue
Black is a transman who works as a security guard in an apartment complex in Oakland. One night, Black notices an ex- girlfriend partying with some other women in one of the buildings. As none of the other security guards want to watch “the lezzie party,” Black volunteers, thinking he may resolve some inner conflicts from the past. However, things take a turn for the worse.
A gay couple leaving a midnight screening in a seedy area of town get gay bashed and then turn the tables on their attackers and fight back.
The Devotion Project: Foremost in my Mind
The final film in a series of short documentary portraits of LGBTQ couples and families features Gail Marquis and Audrey Smaltz, two women who met later in life.
Alaska Is A Drag
Leo dreams of becoming an international superstar, but these dreams are hard fought stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood. Pittsburgh Black Pride will take place from July 20th through July 31st.