The Curtain Drops Again Until 2014

Indiana Cares Campaign and the Film Festival Committee wish thank everyone who attended the concluding night of the 10th Annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival. All in all, we were able to raise over $500 for the Pat Rawls Memorial scholarship, bringing us close to our $5000 goal.

We also want to extend a special thanks to Sal Rendino, one of the actors from A Perfect Wedding and our special celebrity guest. Sal made the trek from Yonkers, NY to Indiana, PA just to be with us for the evening. Sal provided a question and answer session following the night’s features.

Indiana Cares Campaign will present the 11th Annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival in October 2014. Stay tuned for more details in the coming year.

Sal Rendino
Sal Rendino, one of the stars of A Pefect Wedding and the upcoming Tangled 8, makes a special guest appearance at the final night of the 10th Annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival.

Get your tickets now for special concert event!

RCC Concert PosterAs a precursor to our 10th Annual LGBT Film Festival, Indiana Cares Campaign presents Pittsburgh’s own LGBT choral group–The Renaissance City Choirs. This talented group of singers and musicians will be performing “Love and Our Families,” a musical celebration of family through the eyes of the LGBT community. The concert features songs by Eric lane Barnes, James Mulholland, Jonathan Larson, and more.

This one-night only concert event takes place September 28, 2013, at 7:30 pm in the Gorrell Recital Hall in Sutton Hall on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Campus. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can order your tickets emailing or pay by credit card through the HUB Box Office at 724-357-1313.

The 10th Annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival Lineup Revealed

The 10th Annual LGBT Film Festival Committee is pleased to announce the 2013 Film Festival Lineup. Films will be shown every Sunday night at 6 pm though the month of October in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. All films are open to the public and free of charge. Donations kindly accepted. The Indiana LGBT Film Festival is sponsored by Indiana Cares Campaign and made possible with generous contributions from the IUP College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the IUP LGBT Commission, the IUP Honors College,  Lively Arts at IUP, PFLAG of Indiana, the IUP Political Science Department, IUP Pride Alliance, the IUP Sociology Department, IUP Women’s Studies, and private donors.

October 6

Keynote Address by Lesléa Newman and Opening Reception 4:30 pm

Feature: G.B.F.

Short Films: “Dawn,” “First Date,” and “Genderfreak”

October 13

Double Feature: Ian Harvie Superhero and The New Black

October 20

Feature: Out in the Dark

Short Films: “America’s Most Unwanted” and “The Maiden and the Princess”

October 27

Double Feature: Geography Club and The Perfect Wedding

A Momentous Day for the Nation

While it remains to be seen if one day LGBT individuals will be able to walk into the Indiana County Courthouse for a marriage license, ICC wishes to join with LGBT individuals and our allies in celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage. Thank you everyone who support equality for everyone.

Jimmy Stewart statue draped in rainbow flag
Jimmy Stewart Statue
Indiana County Courthouse
Indiana, PA 

June 26, 2013

Chock Full of Something for Everyone: ICC’s Fall Events

While summer has only just arrived, the members of Indiana Cares Campaign are looking ahead to this fall. We have some exciting events on the horizon, and September and October are shaping up to be some very busy months. The following are just a taste of some of the events in store in the coming months. Mark your calendars and come on out to celebrate what promises to be a landmark season of social events, entertainment, and community awareness and visibility, and we cannot do it without you!

  • Indiana County Fair Booth (August 24-31)—We will be setting up a booth at the Indiana County Fair. Volunteers are needed to help staff the booth.
  • Renaissance City Choir Concert (September 28)—Pittsburgh’s Renaissance City Choirs, comprising LGBT individuals and allies, will perform a special concert in the Gorrell Recital Hall in John Sutton Hall on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus.
  • Steeler Tickets Raffle (September and October)—Win a chance to see the Steelers vs. the Ravens from the 50-yard line. The game takes place on October 20. Volunteers are needed to sell tickets to individuals and to assist in sales at the Indiana Mall on September 14 and October 2.
  • Chris Beckman (September 30)—Artist, author, activist, and former Real World cast member, Chris Beckman will speak as part of  the IUP Six O’Clock series.
  • Homecoming (October 5)—ICC will join Indiana PFLAG, IUP Pride Alliance, and the IUP GLBT Commission in the Homecoming parade. Join us and represent Indiana pride!
  • IUP Six O’Clock Series “He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard” (October 7)—Lesléa Newman, author of Heather has Two Mommies, discusses her book of poetry influenced by the circumstances surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard and the impact of the murder on the world.
  • The 10th Annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival (Sunday evenings in October)—Perhaps the most momentous of our fall events, ICC celebrates 10 years of creating awareness through film. Each Sunday night in October ICC presents both domestic and international LGBT-themed short and feature films and documentaries. There is sure to be something for everybody. Films are shown in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. Selections will be announced in September.

For more information on any of these events or to volunteer and get involved, contact Indiana Cares Campaign at The most up-to-date information on the events is also available on our website at or like us on Facebook.

Hollywood Glampocalypse–The ICC Spring Dance

Hollywood Glampocalypse PosterGlam it up! Let your fabulous inner beast out or come as you are. All are welcome to dance like it’s a fabulous end to the world!

The dance takes place April 13, 2013 from 8-11 pm at the Indiana Elks. Dress up, dress down, but definitely don’t miss out! Cover is $10 for the public, $5 for students. A cash bar is available for those 21 and older with ID.