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In Texas, Kimberly overhears her four-year-old Kai praying for God to take her home to Jesus rather than having to live as a boy. In Oklahoma, Sara is bedridden and cries for days after her son Parker comes out. In California, as her daughter Tammi decides to allow herself to find love with another woman after wrestling with 33 years of religious guilt, Tenita is taking the first steps to understanding. Across the country, there are over 30,000 “Mama Bears” who work to make the world kinder and safer for LGBTQ children of all ages. While they may come from strict religious upbringings and consider themselves devout Christians, the fierce love they have for their queer and trans children is unwavering, pushing them to choose not to be hateful reflections of a loving God.

Daresha Kyi is unflinching as she points her lens towards families whose faith has been challenged, documenting their journeys with care and empathy. Both intimate and thought-provoking, follow these mamas as they take their own brand of grassroots advocacy across the country, one hug at a time.

As part of the film’s special centerpiece screening during Outfest Los Angeles, director Daresha Kyi, the film team, and the leadership of the Mama Bears organization will be on the red carpet. They will be joined by special guests who will help them rally parents of color to protect their LGBTQIA+ children, and jumpstart vitally important conversations within communities of color about the importance of love, acceptance, and inclusion.

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    90 minutes
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    Daresha Kyi