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Broken Heart Land

October 16, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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at the OSU – Tulsa Auditorium
700 N. Greenwood Avenue
 

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Tulsa CARES, in a partnership with Oklahomans for Equality, HOPE, and PFLAG, is pleased to announce a special screening of Broken Heart Land.

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“Broken Heartland,” a film by Jeremy and Randy Stulberg, centers on a conservative military family in Norman, Okla., left to unravel the mystery behind their gay teenage son, Zack Harrington’s, suicide. A week prior, Zack allegedly attended a local city council meeting in support for LGBT History Month in Norman, Okla. Many controversial and incendiary statements were made equating being gay with the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS.

“This film is about LGBT issues and it’s about HIV/AIDS, but ultimately it’s about how fear can drive intolerance and how intolerance destroys lives,” said R. Shannon Hall, Tulsa CARES Executive Director. “We can’t imagine the pain the Harrington’s have felt with their son’s suicide. We can only hope that their experience will give us the energy to keep fighting the ignorance, superstition and fear that caused this stigma.”

 

A panel featuring subjects from the film will be conducted following the screening.

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This event is free and open to the public.

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Date:
October 16, 2014
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm