Outfest Tackles 2008

This year’s Outfest — the gay and lesbian film festival in Los Angeles that opens on Wednesday — will have a political bent with a Saturday event called Queer State of the Nation.

Political fund-raiser and Obama campaign adviser Jeremy Bernard, the Courage Campaign’s Rick Jacobs and state Sen. Sheila Kuehl highlight a Saturday panel on gay and lesbian rights this election year, and will be joined by Dan Butler, director of the entry "Karl Rove, I Love You," and Julie Sohn of "Ask Not." Kyle Buchanan, film critic for the Advocate, will moderate.

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