We are in an LGBTQIA+ State of Emergency!
Here are some steps you can take to make a difference, and promote LGBTQIA+
visibility & pride:
Host a Screening and Discussion
Watch No Straight Lines with your friends together at a home, online, place of worship, to name a few. Or at a college campus, workplace, public library, or community center. Encourage a discussion.
Host a Screening followed by a Drink & Draw event
This is a great way for folks who want to draw their own comics along with others and a nice beverage. First watch the film, and then enjoy a relaxing conversation while drawing with other novices or accomplished artists. The power of self-representation is huge! And don’t forget: No straight lines!
Buy the film for your campus library or alma mater
This is a great way to make the film available in perpetuity to inspire queer youth on college campuses.
Book a Speaker
Schedule a filmmaker or an artist featured in the film as a guest speaker,
Please write to us to arrange an event with one of the filmmakers or artists in the film. email@example.com
Or schedule an activist to speak on one of the issues raised in the film: censorship, queer history, DIY art making, and more.
Join the fight against censorship in the U.S. today:
- Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
- Lambda Legal
- National LGBTQ Task Force
- PEN America to Counter Book Banning
- ACLU map – Track the 300+ anti-LGBTQ bills in the U.S.
Help raise funds for your local LGBTQIA+ youth group:
Organize a benefit screening of No Straight Lines. It’s a fun way to raise funds. It’s also a great antidote to the effort to once again make our lives invisible.
National organizations that support queer youth, seniors, artists,
and the truly great LGBTQIA+ community at large:
Family Acceptance Project
LGBT National Help Center
Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
PEN America Artists At Risk
The Trevor Project
TRUTH: Trans Youth Project
Q Chat Space
Catch up on your Queer Comics (Recommended Reading)