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Please join us on April 7th, 2015 for a special Charleston Premiere screening of the documentary “Broken Heart Land”, which explores the responses of a young gay teen’s suicide in Oklahoma because he was unable to disclose to his family and community his HIV positive status.

The film highlights the need for community acceptance and directly addresses  the critical issues of HIV/AIDS awareness, lack of comprehensive sex education, and LGBT rights throughout America where those issues are still considered taboo.

There will be a reception beforehand starting at 6:30 and then film will begin at 7pm, lasting 1hr and 30 mins.  Afterwards, a 30 min Q&A community panel and talkback session will occur comprised of Melissa Moore (We Are Family), Salome Seraphin (Youth Group Facilitator, SC Contraceptive Access Campaign), Chase Hawes (Team Leader, Center for Excellence in Peer Education at College of Charleston) and Michael Davis (Youth HIV Community Activist), moderated by Topher Larkin (Charleston Area World AIDS Day & Lowcountry AIDS Services).

Free & confidential HIV testing will be provided by Lowcountry AIDS Services before and after the screening, along with resource materials available from all organizations involved.

The event will take place at the College of Charleston, Robert Smalls Building Room 235 (located within the College campus between Calhoun and St. Philips St - look for the Cougar statue on campus) and is open to the general public.

You can see a trailer of the film here Broken Heart Land had its broadcast premiere earlier this year, as part of PBS’ World Channel’s America Reframed series.

You can learn more about the film and campaign by visiting their website at: or by joining their community on facebook at:

For more info about the event and to join in the discussion, visit:

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