The popular Providence LGBTQ Film Festival a cinematic sidebar of the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) once again kicks off at the Bell Street Chapel, a Unitarian Universalist congregation in Providence, R.I. and other Festival locations in the capital city. In its 18th year, the Providence LGBTQ Film Festival brings Rhode Island filmgoers a diverse sampling of over 40 international and domestic films made by and for members of the LGBTQ community. Ranging from romantic comedies, journeys of discover, to concerns affecting the trans community, the Film Festival has been curated to complement the LGBTQ Experience. This year, programming will also include an expanded focus on growing social and political issues for LGBTQ youth and diversity. Flickers’ programming and community outreach is supported by the Rhode Island Foundation’s Equity Action; a field of interest fund at the Foundation that advances equitable treatment that improves the quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Rhode Islanders.