Come out and join us for the film “Love, Simon” this Thursday, March 14, 2019. The purpose of this group is to meet, share snacks, and watch a meaningful movie from the LGBTQIS++ “Queer” cinema tradtion.
From Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love,_Simon )
Love, Simon is a 2018 American romantic teen comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, and based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. The film stars Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner. It centers on Simon Spier, a closeted gay high school boy who is forced to balance his friends, his family, and the blackmailer threatening to out him to the entire school, while simultaneously attempting to discover the identity of the anonymous classmate with whom he has fallen in love online.
Simon Spier is a closeted gay high school boy living in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. He has a close and loving family—parents Emily and Jack, and sister Nora—as well as three best friends: Nick and Leah, whom he has known most of his life, and newcomer Abby.
One day, Leah informs Simon about an online confession of a closeted gay student at their high school, known only by the pseudonym "Blue". Simon begins communicating with Blue via email using the pseudonym "Jacques". The two confide personal details and form a connection. However, their emails are accidentally discovered by another student, Martin, who is infatuated with Abby. After learning his secret, Martin blackmails Simon by threatening to make his emails public unless he agrees to help Martin win over Abby. Simon begins to suspect that his classmate Bram is Blue.
(……… read a lot more on Wikipedia) ……… After the school musical, Leah, Nick and Abby make amends with Simon and invite him to go to the carnival with them. Waiting for Blue at the carnival, Simon rides the Ferris wheel, drawing a large crowd of peers. When Simon runs out of tickets, Martin, making amends for his behavior, buys him one more ride. Just before the ride begins, Bram sits next to Simon, revealing himself as Blue; the kiss Simon saw with the female student was a drunken misunderstanding. They ride the Ferris wheel together and kiss as their friends cheer them on.
Simon's life gradually returns to normal and he begins a relationship with Bram. While picking up his friends and boyfriend for school, Simon suggests that they forgo their usual morning routine and instead go "on a little adventure". (end of Wikipedia entry)
As of this writing we now have 258 “members” to this Meetup group!!!! Come out , come out, wherever you are…… and bring some snacks and / or beverages to share if you would like to. There is no charge for this event, no money is exchanged. Donations to our host, Ray Of Hope Church are always welcomed. Please do RSVP below so others who may be visiting the group actually know people attend these events. We have a little motto: “Let’s put some feet to the street and actually meet.” This is what the “meetup” concept is all about. We hope to see you there.
Hosted by Ray Of Hope Church, the only church in Central NY started and consistently supported by the GLBTQIS++ Community for 36 years. www.rayofhopechurch.com