Dave Houck of ReelPride “Retires”

Supporters of Fresno’s gay and lesbian film festival received startling news today — long time Festival Director Dave Houck announced he is "retiring".

"After nine festivals I now start a new chapter in my life. Therefore I find it necessary to retire from my duties," Houck said in the festival’s newsletter.

Houck said that Jon Carroll will be taking over as the new President and festival director. Carroll has been the public relations director for the festival that last four years. ReelPride board member Robin McGehee will assume the Development directorship, in charge of sponsorship. Houck said that Carroll will "work hard to expand ReelPride."

Houck said he looks "forward to enjoying the films as a civilian member of the audience."

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