2010 Summit: Wednesday Night Out! Networking

Out & Equal Night Out!

Films generously provided by Frameline Distribution, www.frameline.org/distribution, the best in LGBT media since 1977.

Featuring Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay

7 pm - 8 pm Wednesday, October 6

This much-anticipated documentary takes us through the fascinating and extraordinary life of Harry Hay; labor organizer, Marxist teacher, and founding member of the Mattachine Society, one of the first gay rights organizations in the country. Harry has been at center stage of gay pride for more thFan half a century. His story provides a chronicle of the gay rights movement, as well as a history of California in the 20th Century.

Harry Hay joined the Communist Party in the early 1930s and participated in the San Francisco General Strike of 1934. In the mid-1950s he was called before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, and around this time Harry started the Mattachine Society. This momentous film features poignant interviews with Harry and many of the surviving original members of this historic and brave group of gay men. In the 40 years preceeding his death in 2002, Harry immersed himself in the counterculture youth movement, the Radical Faeries, and Native American culture.

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria

9 pm - 10 pm Wednesday, October 6

EMMY Award-winning Screaming Queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn. This film introduces viewers to street queens, cops and activist civil rights ministers who recall the riot and paint a vivid portrait of the wild transgender scene in 1960s San Francisco.

Integrating the riot's story into the broader fabric of American life, the documentary connects the event to urban renewal, anti-war activism, civil rights and sexual liberation. With enticing archival footage and period music, this unknown story is dramatically brought back to life.

Screaming Queens is a production of Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker produced in association with ITVS and KQED, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Wednesday Night Out! Lucky Strike Bowling and Lounge

7 pm - 10 pm Wednesday, October 6

Strike up fun in your spare time. This social event will provide Summit participants with opportunities to meet, network, have a drink and bowl a frame. Team up with fellow Summit participants for some friendly competition. Shuttle buses will be available for participants from LA Live/Convention Center and the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles until 12am.  Open to all registered Summit participants.

Regional Affiliate Reception Hosted by Out & Equal Southern California

Lucky Strike LA Live

7 pm - 10 pm Wednesday, October 6

Out & Equal’s Regional Affiliates can enjoy Lucky Strike’s Luxe Lounge to celebrate a year of outstanding accomplishments. Go head-to-head with fellow regional affiliates to determine which affiliate really is Kingpin. This VIP social is Out & Equal Southern California and is open to all regional affiliate members.

Wednesday Night Out! Ice Cream Social

8 pm - 9 pm Wednesday, October 6

Make meaningful connections this year any of Out & Equal's networking events. The 2010 Summit offers an Ice Cream Social for all interested in meeting, sharing best experiences and sharing best practices. Join us for a night of laughter and great discussion!

JW Marriot Los Angeles at LA Live:
Platinum Ballrom, Salon A-C and
Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites:
Santa Barbara Room