Video: Counselling service wants Gayby Baby screening
GAYBY Baby, the film that is giving children a voice in the same-sex couple debate, could screen in Gladstone, if enough tickets are reserved in the next five days.
Counselling service Relationships Australia want to bring Gayby Baby to the Gladstone Cinemas, to help further increase the understanding and acceptance towards same sex couples.
Counsellor Cassie Farias said it was part of the 'rainbow program' which raises awareness about LGBTQ in schools and addresses homophobia.
So far more than 20 people have reserved seating for the film, but 30 more are needed over the coming five days.
"The film is shown from the perspective of children who have been raised by same sex families. It's bringing their voice into the discussion and it's a really beautiful film," she said.
"It's not aimed at being political, it's telling the stories of these kids and their experiences."
Ms Farias offers counselling to those who identify as LGBTQ and their families and loved ones.
The Rainbow Program has offered workshops at schools that address homophobia and celebrating the unique way sexuality is expressed.
She said the Gladstone community could be more accepting of LGBTQ people.
"These are children growing up in loving families, the problems they face are with the wider community attitudes … It comes down to equality and acceptance of diversity."
The film has shown in Australia in larger cities, and sold out twice at the Sydney Film Festival.
She said eventually they would like for this film to be shown in Gladstone schools.
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