Tag Archives: film

UMUT ESCAPE

A film written, directed, performed by youth of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. ESCAPE was made under the auspices of FYI FILMS. A realistic look at the challenges facing First Nations/Native American youth including those who are Gay/Two-Spirit in one … Continue reading

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TRANSforming Randy Wicker

This is a profile of Randy Wicker a multi-cause activist including LGBTQ activism,  sex freedom,  anti-Vietnam activist, legalize marijuana agitator, cloning activist and a transgender fashion activist. He describes himself as a trans-aged male. I love the idea of a … Continue reading

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Pay It No Mind – The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson

A look at one of the pioneers of trans/queer/gay activism. Here’s the official blurb: Thanks to the wisdom of Jimmy Camicia, Richard Morrison, and Larry Mitchell who helped make this documentary possible. Special thanks to Antony and the Johnsons. Their … Continue reading

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Eddie Redmayne praises transgender community’s help for The Danish Girl | Gay Star News

Derek Yiu, writing for Gay Star News, reports that actor Eddie Redmayne has credited the transgender community with helping him portray Lili Elbe in the forthcoming film The Danish Girl. Here’s an excerpt from the story… Eddie Redmayne praises transgender … Continue reading

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The Top Eight Effeminate Badasses

I love this video for addressing effeminophobia and for a look at some effeminate badasses on the silver screen, cartoons and anime.

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Jon Robin Baitz Tries To Calm Down Angry LGBT Folks Who Haven’t Yet Seen Stonewall

I completely understand the furor over the trailer for the upcoming film Stonewall. I have never believed in the official boycotts of films, particularly if those calling for a boycott have not seen the entire film. I will say that … Continue reading

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Timeline (2013) – Thailand

This film shares with the viewer, three gay love stories and, while it won’t win an Academy Award, it is quite sweet. The popularity of this film in Thailand and throughout East and Southeast Asia highlights the fondness of young … Continue reading

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Boyhood, Pride win top film prizes from Gay and Lesbian Critics Association | Gay Star News

In my opinion these wins are on target. Both Boyhood and Pride are fine films. Here’s the rundown from GREG HERNANDEZ writing for Gay Star News… Transparent dominates TV awards – The Normal Heart and Neil Patrick Harris also win … Continue reading

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Watch teaser: First gay local high school drama to hit Australian screens | Gay Star News

A new television/film pilot is launching in Australia. It seems to be a really promising look at the lives LGBTQ youth in a suburban Australian high school. Here’s the story from Gay Star News followed by a video trailer for … Continue reading

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Compassion and Tolerance Are What?

At the end of this paragraph I’ll reveal the single most disturbing quote I have ever read. It was just before the end credits of the documentary, “Good People Go to Hell, Saved People Go To Heaven.” A documentary that … Continue reading

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Ellen Page’s gay rights film, Freeheld, banned from filming at Catholic school

These Catholics can’t get their whole homophobia in check- no matter how hard Pope Francis tries. Here’s the story from Larissa Nicholson writing for the Sydney Morning Herald… A Catholic school withdrew permission for an Ellen Page and Julianne Moore … Continue reading

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WATCH: Portrait of a Transgender Hero — “Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story” / Queerty

I saw this film over the weekend and it’s well worth watching if you didn’t catch it on CNN over the weekend. Queerty has the story but first click here is the trailer for the documentary: After coming out as … Continue reading

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Kenyan film tells stories of LGBT lives | Al Jazeera America

Now we turn our attention to Kenya where a new film comprised of five stories about LGBTQ lives in Kenya. Here’s the story from Christopher Vourlias writing for Aljazeera America… A man arranges a sexual liaison with another man and … Continue reading

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“Children 404” shows how Russia’s anti-gay law makes life miserable for LGBT teens | San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

I was just wondering what was going on in Russia with it’s official homophobia seemingly taking the backseat while the aggression in Eastern Ukraine is grabbing the headlines. I then ran across this article in San Diego Gay and Lesbian … Continue reading

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Welsh premiere for Pride film about the gay community and miners – Wales Online

This is a story about the Welsh premier of what promises to be a wonderful film about an inspiring collaboration between two groups that bonded over their dislike of Maggie Thatcher and the realization that they needed each other. I … Continue reading

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Three Adorable Same-Sex Couples Give Love A Good Name / Queerty

This is a feel-good piece from Queerty. My only quibble, surely they could have come up with  lesbian families – Rosie O’Donnell’s comes to mind. Still, this is worth re-posting Anyone who’s ever been swept up by that socially acceptable … Continue reading

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Harvey Fierstein and Torch Song Trilogy

I came out for the first time to only one person in the Fall of 1995. That person, as regular readers know, committed suicide sending me flying back into the closet. I came out for good in February of 1987. … Continue reading

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Film Details Abusive Ordeal Endured By Kids At Residential “Treatment” In Dominican Republic

The film in this trailer exposes the serious and abusive ordeals that students at a “Christian boarding school” were forced to endure. Here’s the story by Darrell Lucus writing for Liberal America… Back in 2005, “David,” an honors student in Colorado, … Continue reading

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Patrick Fugit Remembers ‘Saved!’ 10 Years Later

Although a bit of a cult hit, Saved, for me, is a seriously underrated and underappreciated film. Saved is a drama/comedy about religion, high school, teen pregnancy, and students, after many other hijinks, saving their gay friend, played by Macaulay … Continue reading

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Why Rebel Without a Cause was a milestone for gay rights

I have always loved the film Rebel Without a Cause both for the fine filmmaking and wonderful acting but also for the gay subtext. Here’s a look at the film from  Peter Howell Our Windsor in Ontario, Canada… There are many … Continue reading

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