LGBTQ Short Films by Faculty, Alumni Honor the Strength in Coming Out

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- “Queer Shorts” was a two-hour screening of short films hosted by the Cinema Department in commemoration of National Coming Out Day on October 11. All five films were either made by current professors at SF State or alumni, and dealt with LGBTQ issues. Johnny Symons, a Cinema professor, spoke of the importance of National Coming Out Day prior to the screening. “It’s one of our strongest tools toward attaining full human rights,” Symons said. “I wanna show that because a lot of people think there is a taboo that Latino parents don’t support or accept their children. The numbers are higher than what people would think,” said Patricia Ovando, student and director of “Ojos Que No Van.” “Most of the parents that I’ve talked to, they do support their kids. That’s good. They’re more receptive.”