LGBT Film Series Continues Thurs. January 31 with Hip-Hop Film "Pick up the Mic"


Contributed by Luca Maurer

The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series at Ithaca College will host a free public showing of the documentary “Pick Up the Mic” on Thursday, January 31, at 7 p.m. in Textor 103.

Pick up the Mic is an award-winning documentary about the queer hip-hop scene (aka homohop). Featuring over a dozen of the scene’s significant players and capturing an unapologetic underground music movement just as it  explodes into the mainstream defying one of the music industry's most homophobic genres in the process.

Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services. The theme of this year’s series is “Music: From A Cappella to Queercore.” For more information, visit

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Lis Maurer at or (607) 274-7394. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.