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Forbidden: Undocumented & Queer in Rural America

NewFest at The Center Presents
Wednesday, April 12th at 7pm

Growing up in North Carolina as an undocumented gay man, Mexican-born Moises Serrano shares his story and advocates for justice and equality in this timely, inspiring documentary.

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NewFest At The Center Presents

Featuring topical documentaries and narratives that reflect the diverse and evolving culture of the LGBT community, this monthly series gives New York audiences an opportunity to engage and respond to engrossing stories through screenings, Q&As and post-show receptions.

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NewFest, New York’s LGBT Film and Media Arts Organization, is dedicated to bringing together filmmakers and audiences to build a community that passionately supports LGBT cinema and storytelling while giving voice and visibility to a wide range of the LGBT experience. NewFest presents year-round screenings and events that include New York’s annual LGBT Film Festival every October, which began in 1988. We are committed to nurturing emerging LGBT and allied filmmakers and support those artists who are willing to take risks in telling the stories that fully reflect the diversity and complexity of our lives.

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