Cecilia Aldarondo, the filmmaker behind Memories of a Penitent Heart, will be giving work-in-progress talks about the film at several congregations around New York City. The film tackles themes of family acceptance, HIV/AIDS, Latino family culture, and Roman Catholic teaching on being gay.
"LGBT characters would make it unrealistic." I've heard this countless times from my friends and peers talking about their own writing or defending their favorite shows, but many shows, both past and present, have reminded viewers that LGBT people exist in all walks of life and that it's actually less realistic to erase our presence from the diverse communities that make up our world.
Today marks the three-year anniversary of Tom Bridegroom's death. For this year's anniversary, Shane is encouraging people to watch 'Bridegroom' and share their story. To join in, use the hashtags #taptaptap and #BridegroomMovie.