For 19 years, Rainbow Reels has presented LGBTQ2I+ centered film and art in Waterloo Region. Our programming includes performances, cabarets, comedy nights, poetry slams, photo and visual art exhibits, zine fairs, holigay markets, dances, workshops and panels. By presenting programming of diverse disciplines and genres, we increase awareness of the many issues that permeate the greater queer/trans community. Our events are primarily held for people who live outside the prescribed hegemony of gender binaries, whose sexualities don’t fit neatly into a spectrum or within a heteronormative world, or who are simply just too gay for this planet.
Rainbow Reels is an independent arts collective run by volunteers, local artists and organizers. Through storytelling, we build a rainbow community in Waterloo Region that fights against systemic oppression by showcasing the struggle and beauty of LGBTQ2I people through storytelling.