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Tonight is #OutfestLA’s Biggest Night!

The Hottest Opening Night Gala in LA is Here!
What to Expect and How You Can Still Get Tickets

Tonight we kick off our biggest Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival yet with our opening night gala at The Orpheum Theatre! We are celebrating (and partying) twice as hard this year as we celebrate 40 years of uplifting queer and trans voices and showcasing LGBTQ+ film in LA and beyond!

Our opening star-studded opening night event is packed with live musical performances, special guests and, of course, the world premiere of Anything’s Possible, Billy Porter’s directoral debut! Then, for ticket buyers whose purchase includes our after-party, join us in dancing the night away just outside the theater.


Purchase your last minute tickets before its too late! Tickets start at only $40. Reserve your spot and don’t miss out on our biggest opening night yet.

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.

Tomorrow’s #OutfestLA Screening Schedule

7:00pm: Chrissy Judy at DGA 1
Youtopia at the REDCAT

7:15pm: Dos Estaciones at DGA 2


9:30pm: Please Baby Please at DGA 1

9:45pm: Get Happy Shorts at DGA 2 – STANDBY LINE ONLY
Passion at the REDCAT

Our Members are #OutfestLA VIPs

Calling all Outfest members! Here is your reminder that now is the time to take advantage of the many benefits we offer. Tickets are selling quickly for all our screenings and events. Don’t miss out on perks like free tickets, discounts and access to our hottest parties!

Not a member? Sign up at any time to take advantage of these exciting perks.

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.