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Gay Entertainment Report: Wilson Cruz Launches Film Fest







Openly gay actor Wilson Cruz will be on hand June 19 to inaugurate in·au·gu·rate  
tr.v. in·au·gu·rat·ed, in·au·gu·rat·ing, in·au·gu·rates
1. To induct into office by a formal ceremony.

2.
 El Paso, Texas' first gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender transgender or transgendered
adj.
Transsexual.
 film festival.

Cruz, 36, is best know for his role as troubled gay teen Enrique “Rickie” Vasquez on ABC's critically acclaimed drama 'My So-Called Life'. He played HIV-positive, over-the-top drag queen drag queen Female impersonator, gynemimetic Sexology A ♂ with ♀ affect–often 'overplayed'; a ♂ homosexual and ♀ wannabe, with ♂ genitalia; DQs may take hormones to ↑ breasts, and thus are hormonally, but not surgically  Angel in the 1997 national tour of the rock musical 'Rent', which featured openly gay actor Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an Emmy-nominated American actor. He is known for his television roles as the teenage doctor Doogie Howser, M.D. and the womanizing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother.  in the role of filmmaker Mark Cohen.

He'll be in El Paso to help kick off the inaugural run of the Frontera Pride Film Festival where he'll be presented with a career achievement award.

The festival opens on June 18 with director/writer Jaymes Thompson's 'The Gay Bed & Breakfast Of Terror', a campy horror flick starring five gay and lesbian couples with a twisted political bent. The festival will also feature the premiere of director Anna Valenzuela's 'Love', a 12 minute short created by UTEP's Queer Student Alliance that explores the meaning behind love.

Organizers say the festival is off to a good start with support from the city and the University of Texas at El Paso The University of Texas at El Paso, popularly known as UTEP, is a public, coeducational university, and it is a member of the University of Texas System. The school is located on the northern bank of the Rio Grande, in El Paso, Texas, and is the largest university in the  (UTEP UTEP University of Texas at El Paso
UTEP Urban, Technological & Environmental Planning
), which will offer a gay and lesbian film course to coincide with the festival.

On the Net: Frontera Pride Film Festival is at fronterapridefilmfestival.com.

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