Kaleidoscope Humanitarian Award Reception for Miss Major Griffin-Gracy
Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
201 E Broadway St, North Little Rock, AR 72114, USA
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Event DescriptionKaleidoscope LGBT Film Festival, a non-profit organization focused on providing innovative and unique programming and events that will engage audiences hearts and minds, is proud to honor Miss Major Griffin-Gracy with the Kaleidoscope Humanitarian Award.
Griffin-Gracy’s is a life-long activist for transgender civil rights. She is a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion. Her work includes mobile outreach and AIDS prevention. She also served as the executive director of the San Francisco-based Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), a grassroots organization advocating for trans women of color in and outside of prison that is led by trans women of color.
“We choose Miss Major to receive the Kaleidoscope Humanitarian Award because she has dedicated her life to fighting for members of society that have too often been too easily ignored,” said Tony Taylor, Executive Director of the Film Society of Little Rock. “She was fighting for trans rights long before many people even considered taking on this fight.”
Griffin-Gracy is the subject of “Major!,” a documentary film following more than 40 years of humanitarian and social outreach that greatly influenced the transgender civil rights movement, said Taylor. The film is the closing feature for the festival.
Joining us in honoring Miss Major is Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition (ArTEC), Central Arkansas Pride, and Human Right Campaign.
Kaleidoscope 2016 is presented by Argenta Arts District.
Kaleidoscope is a production of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Film Society of Little Rock.
For more information on Kaleidoscope visit. www.kaleidoscopefilmfestival.com