June 03, 2003

Nobody's Business

My sexuality is my own sexuality. It doesn't belong to anybody. Not to my government, not to my brother, my sister, my family. No. -- Ashraf Zanati, one of the Cairo 52

If I were cool, I would have remembered this upcoming documentary

[ from Larry Chang ] :

After Stonewall Productions Presents

Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World

Despite the massive efforts of gay organizations around the world, the majority of nations are entering the 21st century with horrific laws on the books that keep their gay and lesbian populations locked away in their closets, and, at times, prison. In some countries

The doc premieres this weekend:

NYC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Saturday, June 7th at 3:30pm
The NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E 8th St (at University Pl)

UPDATE: Many of the programs are already sold out. And no, I won't be attending any. Too busy and too poor.

Posted by ronn at June 3, 2003 04:45 PM

The Cairo 52 are featured in a documentary to have its World Premiere at NewFest, the 15th Anniversary Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, this Saturday 6/7, 3:30 pm at NYU Cantor Film Center. The film, Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World, also has an interview with me on the situation in Jamaica. Posted by: Larry Chang on June 4, 2003 11:06 AM
Thanks for the info Larry. I edited a post to include your website, if that's all right with you. Hope to chat with you soon and possibly post an interview with you. Posted by: ronn on June 4, 2003 04:49 PM