Emily Williams & Jenny Shue

William Bedwell, John Nenge & David Newton

Kris Poore & Drew Buchanan 



he Pensacola Little Theatre and Stamped hosted the 7th 
annual Stamped: Pensacola LGBTQ Film Fest VIP Party 
on August 22. The party featured a cocktail meet and 
greet hour where guests had an opportunity to network, 

discuss the upcoming fi lms, and were treated to a special viewing of 
three fi lms, one of which was only shown to VIP guests. Over one 
hundred fi lms were submitted for consideration, while only 20 total 
were selected to be shown during the festival. The festival also ordered 
rainbow pins in representation of a fi lm shown on opening night 
called “The Pin.” The Pensacola LGBTQ Film Festival highlights 
the artistic contributions both nationally and internationally 
of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) fi lms and 
fi lmmakers. The unique ability of fi lm to transcend stereotypes and 
relate to the viewer opens the door to a dialogue about the LGBTQ 

experience, building a stronger and more open Pensacola.

The Festival also provides access to crucial organizations who 

provide services uniquely vital to the LGBTQ community, including 
Oasis Florida, which is an HIV prevention and care organization 
dedicated to helping those who are affected by HIV/AIDS and 
preventing the spread through education and awareness; Sunday’s 
Child, which is a non-profi t organization that strives to create a 
culture and community of acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual, 
and transgender (LGBT) individuals in the Pensacola Bay Area 
through giving; and Strive Pensacola, which serves the transgender 
community in Escambia County and surrounding areas working 
to provide housing, fi nancial support, and transportation for the 
transgender community. 



photos & story by


Kristina Wright 

George Haner & Chad Michael-Eyer

   VIP Pensacola at Pensacola Little Theatre 

Robert & Jean Yates, Tom Vaughn 

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