The City of West Hollywood will host a panel discussion regarding the documentary film, “Disarm Hate.”
Five years ago, the news of Pulse Orlando nightclub shocked and devastated the LGBTQ community. One man, a hairdresser and activist from New Jersey, Jason Hayes, decided to do something. Without experience, money or celebrity backing, he began organizing a national rally for gun violence prevention and LGBTQ civil rights to be held in Washington D.C only two months after Pulse. He called the rally DISARM HATE. Meanwhile, on the other side of the map, nine strangers from Los Angeles, made it their life’s mission to get to DISARM HATE to stand behind Jason. Along the way, they stopped at sites where other LGBTQ people were murdered with firearms in order to have a discussion about two of America’s most polarizing past times: hate and guns.
“Disarm Hate” follows the story of the nine LGBTQ individuals who come together after the Pulse Massacre to join Jason as he builds a national rally to demand LGBTQIA equal rights, fight the NRA, and challenge America’s obsession with gun violence.
The panelists will include Jason Hayes, founder of National Rally Disarm Hate in Washington D.C.; Julianna Brudek, Director of Disarm Hate; Ashlee-Marie Preston, Executive Producer and cast member, journalist and activist; Alexis Sanchez, cast member and advocate; Vic Gerami, American journalist and LGBT activist; and Jackie Steele (moderator) comedian and member of the City of West Hollywood’s Lesbian & Gay Advisory Board. Attendees are encouraged to stream the film prior to the panel discussion. A list of streaming services currently providing “Disarm Hate” is available at https://linktr.ee/Disarmhate.
- Date: June 09, 2021 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
- Location: Online Event. Free Admission.