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Something for everyone at 24th annual Out on Film fest

Out on Film

From musicals to documentaries, comedies to romance, there’s something for every film taste and every stripe in the LGBT rainbow at this year’s 24th annual Out on Film festival.

Out on Film launched Sept. 28 with a pre-event screening of “In the Eye of the AIDS Storm,” and officially kicked off Sept. 29. The festival runs through Oct. 6.

All-access festival passes cost $115 and are available on the Out on Film website. Individual tickets are also available for each show.

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Bear Necessities: An insider’s look at an atypical gay culture and community

Atlanta's Bear community

It’s 7 p.m. on Friday at a strip mall Starbucks in Tucker, Ga.

There are eight men gathered around a table wearing an eclectic mix of standard wardrobe choices. Several look like they could be on their way to a golf course, others are more casual in jeans. One looks like he might be headed to a cruise ship after finishing his iced coffee.

The youngest is in his 20s, the oldest in his 50s, and though they’re all what you might call “stout,” their builds vary from husky to just plain big. They gather three or four times a month, and tonight happens to be coffee talk and dinner. You can tell they’re close, quickly playing off each other’s jokes and poking fun in ways only friends can.

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You say you want a Silk Screenin’ Revolutionz

Ladyjane Meredith, silk screen printer

Ladyjane Meredith, 32, is a silk screening master in the queer world.

Her designs and silk screened t-shirts, bandannas, posters and other merchandise have been utilized by Atlanta’s own Feminist Outlawz, by transgender rapper Athens Boys Choir, for MondoHomo, the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition, YouthPride, Riot Grrl Ink, Mary’s and Lady Fest Deep South.

“I do work for a lot of different nonprofits around the U.S. and also queer musicians and queer celebrities,” Meredith says. “I like to focus on the community and keep it in the family.”