Virtual event

“Love is all you need?” Virtual event

The onePULSE non-profit foundation which was created in the aftermath of the June 12, 2016 tragedy to honor and preserve the legacy of those killed and create a sanctuary of hope will present a free virtual screening and panel discussion of the short film “Love Is All You Need?” Wednesday, November 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. EST. The concept of the film follows the life of an ordinary straight girl who is bullied in a world where everyone is LGBTQ. This groundbreaking controversial film written and directed by K. Rocco-Shields not only reverses the meaning of terms, but also addresses the social and cultural biases that emerge with hate and bullying. There will be a Q&A after the screening with panelists including filmmaker K. Rocco-Shields, Heather Wilkie, MA, LMHC, Zebra Coalition, Felipe Sousa-Lazaballet, Hope CommUNITY Center and student Leah Hornik. The event is part of the onePULSE Conversation Starters, part of a larger conversation series sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., CITY Furniture, Orlando Utilities Commission and Northrop Grumman. When asked about his personal commitment to LGBTQ civil rights, Shields said, “My personal commitment to LGBTQ civil rights comes through the power of film; we can make a difference and impact the world. I am giving this lecture at different universities in the United States on how to use media for social change. In short, we can follow the media, television, cinema, as a springboard to represent minority cultures and raise public awareness of them. I spoke to Shields in 2014 about his short film and his take on our LGBTQ issues in this exclusive audio interview. LISTEN