Heather Crate http://wrvo.org en Gay film festival in Syracuse aims to help CNY gay youth http://wrvo.org/post/gay-film-festival-syracuse-aims-help-cny-gay-youth <p>A first ever gay film festival is coming to Syracuse this weekend. Organizers hope this Equality Film Fest will be the first of a yearly event that can help raise money for the Q Center at AIDS Community Resources.&nbsp;</p><p>The Q Center, which serves 250 teens each year, has been losing funding. Youth Services Director Marissa Rice hopes the film festival helps.</p><p>&quot;We grew tremendously over the last 12 months,&quot; says Rice. &quot;Then we lost 3 employees in our Youth Services division because of funding cuts. So we grew, but lost employees.&quot;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 11:43:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 7401 at http://wrvo.org