COMPASS (Tweed/Southern Gold Coast LGBTIQAP+ Youth Network) is excited to present Real Boy, a beautiful new release film documenting three years of a young man’s gender affirmation journey.

The film will be screened for Wear It Purple Day on Friday 25 August @ Hoyts Tweed City from 5-8pm, followed by an expert LGBTIQAP+ Awareness Panel “You Can Ask That”.

Entry is by gold coin donation, all welcome. The film is suitable for 12yo and above, although it touches on some mature themes including self-harm and drug use.

REAL BOY is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen. REAL BOY has screened at more than 70 festivals worldwide and received numerous awards. You can view the trailer and all the details here.

Click here to join the facebook event for REAL BOY @ Hoyts Tweed City on 25 August.

Wear It Purple Day is about fostering supportive, safe and accepting environments for LGBTIQAP+ young people across Australia. Compass is also running a purple balloon campaign on 25 August inviting schools, organisations and business to display purple balloons outside their business on that day.

See the flyers for full details:


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