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Ithaca College Screens Documentary on Competition by Gay Rugby Teams

 ITHACA, NY — A documentary that traces the journey of the world’s best gay rugby teams as they prepare to clash for the world championship will be the next offering in the Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series at Ithaca College. “Walk Like A Man” will be shown on Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Textor 102. It is free and open to the public.

“Walk Like a Man” follows the defending champions San Francisco Fog and feisty upstarts Sydney Convicts in their competition for the Bingham Cup. A biennial international event, the championship was conceived by the San Francisco Fog to honor their former teammate Mark Bingham, a passenger on Flight 93 who courageously stormed the cockpit on 9/11 and helped prevent the hijackers from turning their flight into a terrorist weapon.

A real life drama that confronts real life issues, “Walk Like a Man” is about challenge and adversity, brotherhood and belonging, inequity and acceptance. Each player seeks to belong to something bigger; for some it’s an opportunity to play a sport previously forbidden, while for others it’s an opportunity to reclaim a dream.

The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services, with support provided by the Jack Dembow Charitable Foundation. For more information, visit /lgbt/.