“feel a parental pride in being part of an organization that improves the lives of the next generation”

When I moved to Vancouver in the late 90’s Out On Screen stood out as a cool festival, as an avid volunteer, I participated as much as I could in the queer community and quickly realized that Out On Screen had something special and naturally gravitated towards it. Out On Screen was the little engine that could, it seemed that it was on the launchpad and ready to play an important role in shaping Vancouver queer communities. In the over 10 years of my involvement with Out On Screen, as patron, volunteer, staff, board member and now as a donor, I have been able to experience the organization from various facets. I’m very proud of the work we’ve accomplished in that time: the launch of Out in Schools, the Queer History Project and the unprecedented growth of the organization…oh and the festival parties, some of the most fun parties in the Vancouver arts scene, and I’ve been to many parties! I’m very proud to count myself as part of the Out On Screen Alumni. When I see the how far the organization has come and the lives we are changing with Out in Schools I can’t help but feel a parental pride in being part of an organization that improves the lives of the next generation of queers…yeah I love Out On Screen and will continue supporting it in any way I can.