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Outfest 2014: 'Life Partners,' other films move beyond the coming out stage
Outfest 2014: 'Life Partners,' other films move beyond the coming out stage

In its 32nd year, Outfest — Los Angeles' LGBT film festival — finds itself in a celebratory mood. In a historic ruling last summer, the Supreme Court declared a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, and now 19 states have legalized same-sex marriage. It's a major shift from the state of LGBT rights in 1982 when UCLA students first conceived the festival. "The community feels like they're still kind of on a high," Outfest Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer said. "We've had some of the best ticket sales this year that we have had in a number of years. You just feel this sort of joy around Outfest, around being together....

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