The Rainbow Minute celebrates this weekend’s Reel Pride Richmond with a series highlighting the history of LGBT film festivals.
In 2004, when gay couple Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer got married, they ran their wedding announcement in Joe’s hometown newspaper in Oil City, Pennsylvania. All hell broke loose.
But the announcement hit home for Kathy Springer, whose gay son was being tormented at his high school. She sent the couple a letter expressing her heartache. Joe and Dean, filmmakers living in D.C., picked up their cameras and traveled to Oil City.
There they filmed their interactions with citizens on the controversy, and crafted the gripping documentary, “Out in the Silence.”
Its subtitle is – “love, hate and a quest for change in small town America.”
The powerful film will be shown in Richmond on Saturday, February 6 at 11am at Firehouse Theater, as part of ROSMY’s Reel Pride Richmond film festival. Admission is free.
“The Rainbow Minute,” a radio show on WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio, is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM every Weekday at 9:03am, 12:30pm and 4:30pm. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
The Rainbow Minute is produced by Judd Proctor and Brian Burns and airs on 97.3 FM, WRIR Richmond Independent Radio, every Weekday at 7:59 a.m, 12:29 p.m. and 4:59 p.m. Listen to the WRIR’s audio stream here.
On Thursday, Diversity Richmond, in partnership with WRIR, will host its third radio show, this time on LGBT sexuality and in front of a live audience. The organization’s new monthly series that broadcasts on 97.3 FM addresses LGBT issues. Diversity Richmond’s first show launched two months ago and featured SAGE Central Virginia, a program Diversity [...]