Penn. Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, Producers of 'Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn' Talk AmDocs Festival

March 30, 2023

Malcolm Kenyatta from the Desert Sun

Pennsylvania state Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta made history in 2018 when he became the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

A few years later, he announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race, now making him the first openly LGBTQ+ person of color to run for the U.S. Senate. With a win, the Philadelphia native would have become the state’s first Black and openly gay U.S. senator.

A historic race like that deserves a bit of attention, and it takes center stage in the personal documentary “Kenyatta: Do Not Wait Your Turn,” which will screen at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the American Documentary and Animation Film Festival in Palm Springs. Kenyatta, director Timothy Harris and executive producers Hunter Johnson and Derek Helwig, of Xpedition, will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A at the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

Read the whole article at Desert Sun.