GLAAD, the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, the world's second largest LGBT Center will host a screening of Any Day Now tonight, December 13, 2012 followed by a panel discussion with the film's star, Alan Cumming.
Inspired by a true story and touching on legal and social issues that are more relevant now than ever, ANY DAY NOW tells a story of love, acceptance, and creating your own family. In the late 1970s, when Marco (Isaac Leyva), a teenager with down syndrome who's been abandoned by his mother, is taken in by committed couple Rudy (Alan Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), he finds in them the family he's never had. However, when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by the authorities, Rudy and Paul must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. Co-starring Frances Fisher, Gregg Henry and Chris Mulkey, Music Box Films will open the film in select theaters across the country on December 14.
Joining actor Alan Cumming for a panel discussion will be Ellen Kahn, Director of the Family Project at the Human Rights Campaign and gay parents (and Center Families' clients) Shawn Bradia and Rene Ortiz. The panel will be moderated by Steve Majors, Communications Director of the Family Equality Council.
"The story of Any Day Now may take place in the past, but the discrimination against same-sex families it depicts is unfortunately still all too real in some parts of our country," said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. "What the film's remarkable performances and eloquent script reveal though, is how unjust and hurtful to same-sex couples and children that discrimination really is."
The screening and panel discussion will be held at the Center (208 West 13th Street, New York City) tonight, December 13, 2012. Doors open at 7pm, movie starts at 7:30pm.
About GLAAD: GLAAD amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality. For more information, visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.