The genesis of an idea by Joe Ippolito and a few friends, Gender Reel is an annual event dedicated to enhancing the visibility of gender non-conforming, gender variant/queer and transgender identities. As a festival, the goal is to empower artists, filmmakers, and photographers to continue creating works that is reflective of gender non- conforming experiences and identities.
The idea for Gender Reel stems out of a desire to bring more visibility to gender variant/queer and transgender communities in Philadelphia, particularly in realm of art. For Joe, Gender Reel aims to fill a large void in the art scene here. As Joe put it, “When you don’t see what you want, you have to find a way to have it.”
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