Special Event: "My Life in Pink" - A Film Screening and Discussion about Children and Gender Identity

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Ma Vie en Rose” - A Year in the Life of a Boy Who Believes He’s a Girl
Discussion Led by Dr. Scott Quasha

This Golden Globe winning film tells the story of Ludo, a young boy who likes to dress in his sister’s clothes, has dreams of a Barbie-like TV character, and hopes to marry the boy next door. When Ludo begins to act out his feelings more and more, his family realizes he isn’t just playing. Conflicts begin to arise with neighbors, friends, coworkers, and teachers as the family struggles with who their child is. The film is at turns comic and heartbreaking as we learn how things will turn out for Ludo. This 1997 French-Belgian-UK co-production is in French with English subtitles.

The Upper West Side meeting of PFLAG NYC will feature a screening of the film followed by a discussion on children’s gender identity and expression led by Dr. Scott Quasha. The event is hosted and co-sponsored by our community partner on the Upper West Side, the JCC Manhattan.

Scott Quasha, Psy.D., is a psychologist with experience in middle and elementary schools, and is a professor at Brooklyn College. Scott earned his master’s degree at Columbia University, and completed his doctoral work at St. John’s University, where he researched the impact of GSA clubs in middle school settings. Scott practices privately in Manhattan, as well, and leads LGBTQ groups for middle school adolescents.

The event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. This event takes the place of the regular Upper West Side support group this month. Please note the starting time is 15 minutes earlier than usual.

Film Screening & Discussion - “Ma Vie en Rose” (“My Life in Pink”)
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 6:45 to 9:00 p.m.

The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th Street

For more information, please email info@pflagnyc.org