About Out For Reel
Thank you to our many fans, far and wide, who send their delightful cheers of support. Keep ‘em coming – we love hearing from you!
For those who are new to Out! For Reel, we are the largest LGBTQ cultural events organization west of Boston. We screen award-winning LGBTQ films throughout the year plus present a variety of live performances.
Our mission is to help eradicate homophobia through the arts and education, to strengthen the ties of the LGBTQ community, and to build bridges with those in the community at large who want to learn more about the lives and experiences of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people.
Out! For Reel events and programming provide positive and uplifting experiences of community connection and unity. The sheer energy and excitement at Out! For Reel’s events are truly palpable and inspiring. People come for both the event and to be a part of this experience.
Meeting a very important need in the LGBTQ community, Out! For Reel provides LGBTQ focused cultural events on a regular basis. The LGBTQ community and our allies need and want the opportunities to join together – and enjoy together – the films and performances that speak to our varied life experiences and to societal prejudice and legal discrimination that we still encounter.
Over the years, our extremely popular events have repeatedly sold out with 800 people in attendance. Out! For Reel events are often comparable in size to opening night at San Francisco’s LGBTQ film festival. Audience members come from all six New England states, New York, and New Jersey and often travel many hours to attend our events. Most out of towners stay and enjoy the weekend in Northampton. And the night of our event, we actually give local restaurants a heads up so they can add extra staff. Out! For Reel is pleased to contribute to Northampton’s economic vibrancy.
We invite you to join us for our upcoming season premiere. Please help us to spread the word about our events through social media, email list servs, texts, potluck announcements, or good old-fashioned face to face conversations – it all works and it all greatly contributes to the success of our events.
All of us at Out! For Reel are looking forward to our upcoming new season and to provide the LGBTQ community with the opportunities to join together under one roof once again.