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7 Ways to Resist This Week

7 Ways to Resist This Week

Rally for Harvey, party with Gigi, fundraise for LGBT rights, and more in The Resistance's event roundup.

01-riptide-summerRiptide Summer

YA novelist Lisa Freeman is back with a sequel to her beloved debut novel, Honey Girl. Riptide Summer picks up where the first novel left off, following the adventures and coming of age of 16-year-old Haunani "Nani" Grace Nuuhiwa , who was forced to move to Santa Monica, Calif., from Hawaii after the death of her father. A surfing prodigy, Nani rides the waves with the best of the boys, whether they like it or not. Meanwhile, she navigates her burgeoning bisexuality, having her heart broken by a surfer boy and secretly falling for a girl. Fans of Honey Girl will savor digging further into Nani's journey. Riptide Summerlaunches Tuesday.

02-harvey-milkHarvey Milk Festival

No, the annual Harvey Milk Festival -- a three-day spectacle of dance, music, and art -- doesn't take place in San Francisco, but thousands of miles away in Sarasota, Fla. This event, begining Friday, previously hosted big-time acts like Pwr Bttm and Bright Light Bright Light, and more emerging talent is expected this year. Look for a dance performance from Jono Vaughan, Jessica Pope, Mackenzie Pierson, and Melissa Marshall that celebrates the lives of 42 transgender people who all lost their lives to violence. The 72 hours of cathartic creation will climax with an 11-band concert at Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota. Check out the full schedule here.

03-out-web-festOut Web Fest

For its second year, Out Web Fest is bringing together LGBT luminaries and influencers from the world of social media in Los Angeles. The weekend event features a slew of parties, panels, and gatherings from industry players, and it kicks Friday off with the Visibility Awards gala honoring YouTubers Tyler Oakley and Gigi Gorgeous, and a screening of the latter's new documentary, This Is Everything, at YouTube Space L.A. Screenings of short-form content will follow Saturday and Sunday at the Downtown Independent Theater with an awards ceremony at the gay nightclub Precinct. Get tickets at

04-master-of-noneNetflix's Master of None

Tired of Hollywood whitewashing roles that should be going to actors of color? Don't miss the second season of Master of None, Aziz Ansari's show about the struggles of being an Indian-American actor. Ansari, who delivered an epic Saturday Night Live monologue the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, doesn't mention the president by name in the new season -- but his storylines dealing with immigrants, Muslim faith, and the experience of being a brown person in America today all resonate with The Resistance. There's also the brilliant out actress Lena Waithe, who breaks new and hilarious ground in her role as Denise, a lesbian of color. Watch Master of None on Netflix this weekend.

05-glsen-respect-awardsGLSEN Respect Awards

GLSEN will celebrate students, educators, and others who are changing the lives of LGBT students for the better at its GLSEN Respect Awards Monday in New York City. This year's honorees are Ryan Pedlow, founder of Two Creeks Capital, who will receive the Visionary Award; Ann Clark, superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina, who will receive the Educator of the Year Award; Roland Park Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore, which will receive GSA of the Year; and First Data, which will receive the Corporate Ally Award. Jill Biden will deliver opening remarks. The festivities start at 6 p.m. at Cipriani 42nd Street; get tickets and info here.

06-outrightCelebration of Courage 2017

OutRight Action International fights for LGBT rights across the world, including many nations where people are literally fighting for their lives. The organization will take a moment to honor global victories during the Celebration of Courage celebration on Monday evening at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan. Those getting a nod are Caleb Orozco, who helped end the sodomy ban in Belize, and Blanche Wiesen Cook, who wrote an acclaimed biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. The evening will be hosted by iconic New York performer Justin Vivian Bond, while trailblazing trans model Tracey Norman will be in attendance. Find out more details here.


The great Cate Blanchett offers dramatic readings of artistic and political manifestos -- ranging from Karl Marx and Friedrich Engel's Communist Manifesto to Lars von Trier's Dogme 95 guidelines for filmmaking -- in this film adapted by writer-director Julian Rosefeldt from his art installation of the same name. It promises a challenging and enlightening experience. Now playing in New York City; coming to Los Angeles and other cities May 26.

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