The makers of HUSBANDS, a hit web series are hosting a screening and panel discussion fundraiser on Nov. 11, 6 p.m. at the Rose Wagner Theatre in Salt Lake City.
In Utah, two out of three queer youths report being harassed with slurs or worse and two out of three of queer teens say their communities are not accepting of their sexual orientation. Estimates of queer youth suicide attempts run as high as one per week. The cast of HUSBANDS is working to change these grim statistics and bring the community together around a new normal of loving understanding.
UniTy: You are the Future is an evening of comedy for a cause and serious talk about solutions to raise awareness about at-risk queer Utah youth. The evening will feature the creators and cast of the award-winning online sitcom HUSBANDS and representatives from the Human Rights Campaign and Trevor Project.
The lobby opens at 6 p.m. for a social hour, including representatives from local organizations who offer support and services to queer youth. The 7 p.m. screening of HUSBANDS will be followed by a panel discussion featuring HUSBANDS stars and creators Jane Espenson (writer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon a Time), Brad Bell (series co-creator, Cheeks), Sean Hemeon and representatives from national queer organizations. The panel will be moderated by University of Utah professor Anne Jamison.
Tickets are available through arttix.org (801-355-ARTS). The suggested donation is $30 with all proceeds going to the Homeless Youth Resource Center. There is a $5 minimum donation that ArtTix will accept. Sponsorships for free tickets are available through the Utah Pride Center (801) 539-8800.
More information at sbdance.com/husbandsunity.php