Love, Simon: Film & Panel Discussion
Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 1-5 p.m. Olathe Downtown
The film, Love, Simon, is based on the acclaimed novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli. Everyone deserves a great love story, but for 17-year-old Simon Spier, it’s a little more complicated. Spier hasn’t yet told his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. A panel discussion will follow the film with time for input from the audience. Refreshments will be provided. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual references, language, and teen partying. Presented in cooperation with Olathe Human Relations Commission (OHRC) and JoCo Q-Space.
No Place Like Home with C. J. Janovy
Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 7-8 p.m. Olathe Downtown
Meet author and KCUR journalist CJ Janovy and learn about local LGBTQ activism in Kansas. Janovy will talk about the experiences that led to her book, No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas. From the University Press of Kansas: “In the American imagination, it is a place LGBT people leave. No Place Like Home is about why they stay.” Books will be available for purchase and signing.