GLAAD celebrates Outfest's 25th


The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Outfest, the Los Angeles lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film festival, by donating its annual film and television collection to the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation, a partnership between Outfest and the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

"Each year, GLAAD monitors and archives thousands of hours of film and television," GLAAD president Neil G. Giuliano said. "We are thrilled that this collaboration with Outfest and UCLA ensures all of this important material will be made available to the public for generations to come."

In previous years, GLAAD donated its film and television archives to ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives. In March of this year, ONE deposited its collection of moving image material--more than 1,500 films and 3,000 videos--including GLAAD's collection, with the Legacy Project. The deposit nearly doubled the Project's holdings.

"GLAAD'S donation is a significant and welcome addition to the Outfest Legacy Collection at UCLA," Outfest executive director Stephen Gutwillig said.

"GLAAD's material is a treasure trove of tremendous historic, cultural and social significance," Robert Rosen, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, said. "It's an honor to have these moving images as part of the Outfest Legacy Collection at UCLA."