There Will Be Nowhere for the Gays to Hang Out at Sundance


The Queer Lounge, the marketer-friendly hangout spot for LGBTs at Park City’s Sundance Film Festival, will not be appearing in January. That’s because GLAAD, which has been handling the Lounge since 2007, has made the responsible fiscal decision that a $200,000 is too much to spend in this economy for a glorified networking spot. But don’t think GLAAD is dropping out of Sundance — which this year might be boycotted by anti-gays — all together: “GLAAD has formed a partnership with the Sundance Institute, the festival’s parent organization, to present three days of panel discussions and other events at Sundance’s Filmmakers Lodge,” reports the Salt Lake Tribune. Queer Lounge will be among many no-shows at Sundance this year, thanks to budget cuts and global warming. Okay, maybe just budget cuts. Now where will GLAAD PR chief Rich Ferraro blog from?