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Barry University to host six LGBT film/lecture events beginning Feb. 12

News release from Barry University:

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Miami Shores, Fla. – Barry University’s 50+ Program, an outreach of its School of Adult and Continuing Education, will host six film and lecture events catered to LGBT  (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) issues and its community beginning Feb. 12.

Part of the program’s 50+ Film Festival and Just Jack Series, these six events will explore such issues as the gay rights movement; gay life in Cuba; challenges facing the aging LGBT community; and marriage and partner recognition. Films being shown include “Milk,” “The Two Cubas,” and “The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline.” Complete details about each event are as follows:

Friday, Feb. 12: Marriage and Partner Recognition (lecture)

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

An in-depth lecture on the history of marriage and how its various components apply to the gay community; Religion vs. Liturgical and the differences between marriage ceremony and commitment ceremonies.

Location: Valentino Sul Mare, 7330 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach

Price: $25 (includes wine and beverages, hors d’oeuvres and free parking)

Saturday, March 20: Challenges Facing the Aging LGBT Community (lecture)

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Presented by Northwestern Financial, this is discussion on healthcare, life insurance, Social Security, Medicare and the long-term care concerns specific to LGBT individuals and families.

Location: The Royal Embassy, 5750 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Price: $25 (includes wine and beverages, hors d’oeuvres and free parking)

Thursday, March 25: “The American Gay Rights Movement: A Timeline” (film/lecture)

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

A film and lecture examining the gay movement in America from 1924 to the present.

Location: Barry University’s Landon Student Union, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores (Student Union is on North Miami Avenue between 111th and 115th streets)

Price: $10 (includes wine and beverages, hors d’oeuvres and free parking)

Thursday, April 8: “The Two Cubas” (film/lecture)

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

A film and lecture examining gay life and the gay movement in Cuba under the regime of Fidel Castro.

Location: Barry University’s Landon Student Union, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores (Student Union is on North Miami Avenue between 111th and 115th streets)

Price: $10 (includes wine and beverages, hors d’oeuvres and free parking)

Saturday, April 17: Nobody Over 50 is Gay: Television Tropes and Idioms (lecture)

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

A lecture examining the popularity of LGBT characters in television; a fun review of television sitcoms, films, talk shows and commercials.

Location: The Royal Embassy, 5750 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

Price: $25 (includes wine and beverages, hors d’oeuvres and free parking)

Thursday, April 22: “Milk” (film/lecture)

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

An in-depth discussion of gay rights activism, the gay rights movement and the American political system.

Location: Barry University’s Landon Student Union, 11300 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores (Student Union is on North Miami Avenue between 111th and 115th streets)

Price: $10 (includes wine and beverages, hors d’oeuvres and free parking)

For more information, call Tiffany Pagana at (305) 899-4046 or e-mail tpagana@mail.barry.edu.

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