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An exclusive opportunity for those who previously have participated in our screenings, "Mama Bears" is available to provide a thought-provoking conversations around the LGTBQ+ community.  They include discussing answering questions like:

  • Who make up the LGTBQ+ community and how can it be supported?

  • What does it mean to identify as Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Queer and beyond?

  • How do religions like Christianity view the LGTBQ+ community?

  • What is society doing well, and what can be changed, when it comes to accepting and loving one another?

  • How do people's fears, prejudices and hatred control their decisions?


The film and its panels also spotlight broader topics like:

  • Equality

  • Human Rights

  • Spirituality

  • Allyship

  • Tolerance

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The Film


Spread across the country but connected through private Facebook groups, they call themselves “mama bears” because while their love is warm and fuzzy, they fight ferociously to make the world kinder and safer for all LGBTQ+ people. Although some may have grown up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians, mama bears are willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to keep their offspring safe—even if it challenges their belief systems and rips their worlds apart.

MAMA BEARS is an intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the journeys taken by Sara Cunningham and Kimberly Shappley, two “mama bears” —whose profound love for their LGBTQ children has turned them into fierce advocates for the entire queer community — and Tammi Terrell Morris, a young African American lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance perfectly exemplifies why the mama bears are so vitally important.

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