Reel Pride: Breaking Through

There may be even more reason to celebrate LGBT pride this year: The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down its decision regarding marriage equality for same-sex partners sometime this month, thanks in part to the efforts of many of the people featured in Reel Pride: Breaking Through. A collaboration of Pride Houston and Landmark River Oaks Theatre, this screening of filmmaker Cindy L. Abel's documentary features openly LGBT politicians discussing what inspired them to rise above the bullying and discrimination — and worse — to not only run for public office, but win.

''Even though it focuses on elected officials, this movie is really not about politics,'' says Pride Houston's Frankie Quijano. ''It's about people in the LGBT community trying to come up through the ranks and all the different barriers that get placed in front of them.'' Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Municipal Judge Phyllis Randolph Frye appear in the film, along with national legislators Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank and others.

7 p.m. River Oaks Theatre, 2009 W. Gray. For information, call 713‑529‑6979 or visit $10.
Wed., June 26, 7 p.m., 2013


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