LGBT Student Services at UH Mānoa to be listed as a community resourceUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Feb 9, 2011
UH Mānoa’s LGBT Student Services, a program under the Office of SEED (Student, Equity, Excellence & Diversity), will be listed as a community resource when PBS Hawai‘i airs two films, Out in the Silence and Anyone and Everyone on Saturday. The films will be shown back-to-back on the primetime evening of February 12, with Out in the Silence starting at 8 p.m., followed by Anyone and Everyone at 9 p.m. on PBS Hawai‘i (Channel 10).
Out in the Silence, a 2009 documentary that screened at the Hawai‘i International Film Festival last year, delves into the topics of young suicides due to bullying, and the storm of controversy ignited by filmmaker Joe Wilson’s announced wedding to another man in his small Pennsylvania hometown. For more information on the film, see the website at www.OutintheSilence.com.
Anyone and Everyone, a 2007 documentary by executive producer and director Susan Polis Schutz, depicts parents and their gay/lesbian children from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, and their struggles with conflicting religious and cultural beliefs. For more information on the film, see the website at www.anyoneandeveryone.com.
“We support anti-bullying education, and applaud PBS Hawai‘i for airing these two powerful films,” said Camaron Miyamoto, coordinator of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Services office at UH Mānoa. “The timing couldn’t be better, as state lawmakers are currently debating topics such as the civil unions bill and protection of students from bullying in the schools.”