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Margaret Cho, Raquel Willis & More Today at #OutfestLA

Comedy Night at The Ford and our
Trans, Nonbinary & Intersex Summit
Saturday, July 23 at #OutfestLA

The last weekend of the 2022 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is here with a powerful slate of films and events! Today we return to the Directors Guild of America and have our last night at The Ford.

Get ready to laugh with a showcase of unbridled queer joy on our final night at The Ford! I Have to Laugh: Comedy Night at the Ford starts with a stand-up showcase featuring the cast of Queer RiotMargaret Cho, River Butcher, Brad Loekle, Akeem Woods, and Daniel Webb followed by eight comedy shorts!


Join Outfest for an afternoon of storytelling, dialogue and laughter at the 6th Annual Outfest Los Angeles Trans, Nonbinary & Intersex Summit! This year’s Summit is a time-capsule titled Manifesting Our Future – a call to action to imagine ourselves 50 to 100 years into the future and to leave behind a record of our stories.

The Summit will feature four back to back programs including a keynote by Black transgender activist, award-winning writer, and media strategist Raquel Willis. Then, stay for two filmmaker perspectives on the trans anti-hero narrative and abortion access for trans people, a conversation about intersex representation with River Gallo and Pidgeon Pagonis and a trans comedy showcase.


Also, check out Ancient Futures, a three part mixed media project celebrating trans life, beauty and resilience, in the DGA Lobby. Created by trans artist Lio Mehiel who will share more about this installation at the Summit.

Today’s Full Schedule 

11:15am: *Screenwriting Lab Live Reading 3 at DGA 2

12:00pm: All Kinds of Love at

1:15pm: UÝRA – The Rising Forest at DGA 2

3:00pm: Trans, Nonbinary, & Intersex Summit at DGA 1


3:45pm: You Can Live Forever at DGA 2

6:15pm: Shorts: Turn and Face the Strange at DGA 2


7:00pm: Maybe Someday + (Un)Claimed at DGA 1

3:00pm: I Have to Laugh: Comedy Night at the Ford at The Ford


8:45pm: *By Hook or By Crook at DGA 2

9:30pm: Lonesome at DGA 1


Programing Note: The artist to artist conversation at the Trans, Nonbinary & Intersex Summit has been updated. Due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, Tatenda Ngwaru will no longer be able to join us. Pidgeon Pagonis will join us in her place and will screen a 5 minute clip from their short documentary A Normal Girl.

Don’t Miss The World Premiere of They/Them at the #OutfestLA Opening Night Gala

July 24 – Tickets On-Sale Now

Prepare yourself for a night of unsettling mystery, queer horror, and murder with the world premiere of They/Them! The film tells the story of queer and trans teens that arrive in the deep woods at a conversion therapy camp where a masked, knife-wielding intruder lurks just outside their cabins. Starring actors like Theo Germaine, Quei Tann and Kevin Bacon!

Enjoy a super special musical performance, concessions provided by Peacock TV and a drink courtesy of Outfest included in your ticket cost.

COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE: Due to the rising number of Covid Omicron BA.5 cases and in order to better assure the safety and health of all, attendees will now be required to wear masks at all indoor screenings and workshops with the exception of actively drinking or eating, in venues that allow it.  Masks will also be strongly encouraged in all lobby spaces, public areas, outdoor screenings and social gatherings.

Outfest is excited to offer a discount for the world premiere of (Un)Claimed which has been rescheduled to play before Maybe Someday on Saturday, July 23rd at 7:00 PM at DGA 1.

Use code OLA22MAYBE for 40% off at checkout!


Hey, Queer Cinephiles! Grab your official Outfest LA and 40th-anniversary merch any day of the festival at the Outfest Box Office in the Director’s Guild of America before the festival ends!

Prices range from $15 – $60.

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