Conversation Starters

About Conversation Starters

Conversation Starters are quarterly virtual short film screenings and panel discussions designed to spark conversation on topics that often fall below the social radar. Films themes examine under-explored issues such as HIV stigma in the Black straight community, ghosting culture, parallels between the LGBTQIA+ and Civil Rights movement, unique complexities of LGBTQIA+ dating, and male body image dilemma. Panelists typically include the filmmaker, members of the cast, and a subject matter expert. These films are intriguing and contain numerous surprise revelations shared through open dialogue.

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S.A.M

S.A.M

Conversation Starters
Picture what it’s like to fall in love while living with a disability. Now picture what it’s like to be LGBTQ+, with a disability, and falling.
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BODY LANGUAGE, a Panel Discussion

BODY LANGUAGE, a Panel Discussion

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How does it feel to look in the mirror and body shame yourself? When the body you have just isn't enough? When your body doesn't live.
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Love Is All You Need?

Love Is All You Need?

Conversation Starters
Imagine a world where being queer is accepted, but being straight is not. What would your life be like if you felt like you never belonged?.
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Ghost – Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion

Ghost – Virtual Screening & Panel Discussion

Conversation Starters
This FREE film screening and panel discussion called Conversation Starters, is part of a broader Conversation Series, presented by onePULSE Foundation and JPMorgan Chase in partnership.
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Crush

Crush

Conversation Starters
“The three films allow the audience to see the humanity of trans people,” said Dr. Earl Mowatt, vice president of education for onePULSE Foundation. “Whether you.
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The Transgender Experience

The Transgender Experience

Conversation Starters
This film screening and panel discussion called Conversation Starters, is part of a broader Conversation Series, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Central Florida Foundation, Lockheed.
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From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet? Panel Discussion

From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet? Panel Discussion

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Featuring Rev. Gil Caldwell, a black, straight preacher and Civil Rights Movement foot soldier, and Marilyn Bennett, a white, lesbian author and activist who form an.
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Disarm Hate

Disarm Hate

Conversation Starters
onePULSE recently provided a free director’s cut virtual screening of the film “Disarm Hate,” followed by a panel discussion with the cast. The film documents Nine.
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90 DAYS Panel Discussion

90 DAYS Panel Discussion

Conversation Starters
This event will also feature a chat-back session with the young performers hosted by Monica May of STAR 94.5
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