LGBT Film Series Continues December 1 with Rock the Boat


Contributed by Luca Maurer

In an epic adventure on the high seas, a crew of HIV+ sailors enter the Trans-Pacific Yacht Race from California to Hawaii, one of the most hazardous and fastest boat races in the world.  Screening on Thursday, December 1 at 7 pm in Textor 103, in observance of World AIDS Day.

The sailors reveal how the disease affected their lives and loved ones, and how their determination fuels their drive to finish this race despite the growing strife on board and the unyielding, ferocious weather.

Sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services, the theme of this year’s film series is “LGBT People and Sport.” Support for the series is provided by the Jack Dembow Charitable Foundation. 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.