Rainbow Connection

The last 30 years have seen drastic social changes. Telephones now meet our every whim. Medical procedures are accomplished with lasers and video cameras. And, most importantly, we have made great strides in furthering acceptance and equality of all walks of life.

The open-minded train of thought seems to have resided always in the arts, where you'll find gay sitcom leads, television talk show hosts, and rock stars. And that holds true for the Desperado Film Festival, too. The event includes screenings of independent works over two days, in celebration of LGBT history month. The roster includes Cloudburst, On These Shoulders We Stand, United In Anger: A History of Act Up, Gayby, and short film Half Share.

Fri., Oct. 19, 6 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 20, 2012
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Craig Smith