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.


Double Feature and Pizza Party! The Conclusion of the 9th Annual LGBT Film Festival

The 9th Annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival draws to a close with a double feature of the drama Naked as We Came and the wacky German comedy Men to Kiss. Between films, join us pizza and refreshments as we celebrate another successful year.

In addition to the films and party, we will be taking up a collection for ICC’s newly established Pat Rawls Scholarship Fund. All contributions will be matched up to $250. That means a donation of 50 cents automatically becomes a dollar, $10 becomes $20, and so on. Every little bit helps. The scholarship will sponsor a student who has shown exemplary service to the LGBT community and academic achievement in their studies.

The Film Festival begins at 6:00 pm. All festivities will take place at Stouffer Hall on the IUP Campus.

Trans Trailer

Check out the following preview for Trans, the documentary selection for the 9th Annual LGBT Film Festival. Think you know what it means to be trans? This documentary might surprise you.

All films are shown in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall on the IUP Campus and begin at 6pm.

Documentary Explores Transgender Issues

Trans film poster
Trans, a documentary, the third feature of Indiana’s 9th Annual LGBT Film Festival

What does it mean to be transgendered?

Trans explores what it means to be a trans person. From young to old, the stories of trans people unfold in this insightful and intimate look at the lives of trans people and their families and friends.



Trans is the third feature in Indiana’s 9th Annual LGBT Film Festival. The film will be preceded by short films “Croquembouche” and “Crush.” Films begin at 6pm at Stouffer Hall on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus.

October 14: LGBT Film Festival Presents Speechless

A man, mute and unconscious, washes up in a river in rural China. Who is he? How did he get there? What secrets does he have to share? Perhaps he will tell his story in this picturesque Chinese drama about devotion and redemption.

Speechless film poster

Indiana Cares Campaign is proud to present Speechless as part of the 9th Annual Indiana LGBT Film Festival. The short “Lunchtime” and “Something Blue” will be presented prior to the feature presentation. The festival takes place ever Sunday evening in October in Beard Auditorium in Stouffer Hall on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Campus. Show time is 6:00 pm.