Parties, talent shows, and workshops await Clevelands Black, Gay & Proud
all this week. The festival launches at 6 tonight with screenings of the gay-affirming movies How Do I Look?
and Feminine Sense
at the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland (3210 Euclid Avenue). Other events include August 4s Black-at-Cha party at 7:30 p.m. at Club Lucic (1204 Old River Road) and a lunchtime symposium August 5 with motivational speaker Angela Harvey at Ford Auditorium (11100 Euclid Avenue). Our community is very closeted, says festival coordinator Deb Sharp. Theres still that stigma of being gay, because its not widely accepted. We need to be on the same page. When youre comfortable at home, you can be comfortable in public.