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Review: ‘Call Her Ganda’ Explores the Murder of a Transgender Woman

Review: ‘Call Her Ganda’ Explores the Murder of a Transgender Woman | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The documentary looks at the sadness and outrage caused by the 2014 killing of Jennifer Laude by American Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton in the Philippines.

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The OUTshine Film Festival’s announces its 10th Anniversary season in Fort Lauderdale with full film and event schedule

The OUTshine Film Festival’s announces its 10th Anniversary season in Fort Lauderdale with full film and event schedule | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The OUTshine Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary season in Fort Lauderdale this year with over 50 films, a red carpet and celebrity studded opening night, a week of parties, and exclusive panel discussions with up-and-coming directors, producers, and film talent from the LGBTQ community.

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The film festival’s 10th anniversary season will kick off on October 18th, 2018 with the Opening Night documentary film, “Studio 54”, which highlights nightlife entrepreneurs Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell as they recount the story of how they created one of the greatest clubs of all time. The film will be followed by the opening night party at a stunning private waterfront residence in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

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New Company National Queer Theater Launches With Reading Series

New Company National Queer Theater Launches With Reading Series | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

National Queer Theater (NQT) is delighted to announce its first presentation of new queer plays in New York City! Launched in 2018 by Adam Odsess-Rubin, National Queer Theater fosters and supports LGBTQ communities through social justice in the performing arts.

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30 Years of LGBT Film in New York: NewFest 2018

30 Years of LGBT Film in New York: NewFest 2018 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

It’s a well-known fact marginalized populations experience a dearth of representation in media, including works that portray these groups but do so in a misrepresented or negative light. While some films from the past released nationwide do depict marginalized groups, including LGBT people, it is also the 21st century and their portrayals may not hold up to modern scrutiny (i.e. 1980’s Cruising or 1997’s In & Out).

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Entering its 30th year, NewFest, New York’s LGBT film festival, is a space for film buffs, LGBT travelers, locals with a love for the arts and everyone in between to view the latest and best of new works relating to the LGBT community.

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Featuring The Ice Princess by Emmy Morgan

Featuring The Ice Princess by Emmy Morgan | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

If statistics were correct black post-operative transwoman Desiré Andersen should be homeless, disowned by her family, raped, jobless, beaten up, or murdered. Instead her life takes one unexpected turn after another leading her to a role on a popular East Coast soap opera. In trying to keep her heart locked away she ends up falling for more guys than the heart should allow. Will she ever meet the man who'll thaw her frozen heart? Or is she meant to walk her journey on Earth alone?

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At Represent NC, Women And LGBTQ Musicians Are Heard Loud And Clear

At Represent NC, Women And LGBTQ Musicians Are Heard Loud And Clear | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

When Triad-based artist Molly McGinn agreed to organize a new weekly music night at a local venue, she wanted it to look and sound a little different.

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Disney and Hairspray Live star Garrett Clayton comes out as gay

Disney and Hairspray Live star Garrett Clayton comes out as gay | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Garrett Clayton, the star of Disney Channel's Teen Beach Movie and NBC's Hairspray Live, has come out as gay.

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Brody Ray, Transgender Artist, Auditions for America’s Got Talent

Brody Ray, Transgender Artist, Auditions for America’s Got Talent | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Becomes First Out Transgender Musician to Progress to Judges’ Cuts - The third time is a charm for Brody Ray, a transgender singer/songwriter. After auditioning for American Idol and The Voice, the outgoing country singer from Kearney, Nebraska finally advanced to the live auditions of America’s Got Talent and earned four “yeses” from judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum, making him the first-ever out transgender musician to advance on the reality show. Brody Ray performed a powerful rendition of the song “Stand in The Light” by Jordan Smith.

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Diquan McWilliams's curator insight, August 18, 6:21 PM
This source seems very legit, it has a writer and different official links on the page. It doesn’t chooses sides and seems to go perfectly with the story line . The source has links to his official site , I’m not exactly sure if that’s showing that it has some type of relation with Brody Ray. I wouldn’t say this website is a major information resource because it’s call I Love Gay so I would think it’s made for Gay people and would be slightly bias in different circumstances.
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Curtain Up: LGBT Theatre in New York

Curtain Up: LGBT Theatre in New York | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The performing arts and the rights of LGBT persons merge in the City of New York, where the plight of one issue or group often ties into the plight of the other. Creativity is as much an expectation when discussing New York as the perpetual construction and reconstruction occurring daily in Manhattan. The city sustains itself on the arts, with an abundance of museums, theatres, galleries, film centers, etc., both the prime (i.e. Lincoln Center) and the innovative (i.e. Hamilton) alive and well, creating important works. Experiences in the arts exist for a wide range of the populace. New York has, for much of its history, been a haven for groups and peoples without an opportunity to be welcomed elsewhere… including the LGBT community.

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Gender Nonbinary Activist Kate Bornstein Is Shattering Stereotypes On Broadway

Gender Nonbinary Activist Kate Bornstein Is Shattering Stereotypes On Broadway | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
From Midtown to the Mideast - We Cover Your World
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Black, Gay and Becoming Visible

Black, Gay and Becoming Visible | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

In Darnell L. Moore’s memoir, “No Ashes in the Fire,” he describes a brutal childhood in Camden, N.J., and the struggle to fully accept his identity.

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This Broadway Play Is Changing Minds on LGBTQ Rights

This Broadway Play Is Changing Minds on LGBTQ Rights | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Prom can be a catalyst for social change. The Prom explores the precariousness of LGBTQ rights at a time when, after decades of progress, they’re being challenged by the administration of US President Donald Trump and statehouses across the country.

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Gender Norms, Social Media and the Art World Come into Focus in Daniel McCoy’s Satirical New Play Dick Pix

Gender Norms, Social Media and the Art World Come into Focus in Daniel McCoy’s Satirical New Play Dick Pix | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Dick Pix, a new play by Daniel McCoy, jumps gleefully into the current conversations surrounding gender… witty, self-aware comedy lets audiences have a wonderfully fun time interrogating the entire system of gender.

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Queercore: behind a documentary reliving the gay punk movement

Queercore: behind a documentary reliving the gay punk movement | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

As the origins of the radical subculture are explored in a new film director Yony Leyser and key figure Bruce LaBruce discuss its relevancy today

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The future of Russia’s one and only LGBT film festival

The future of Russia’s one and only LGBT film festival | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

New legislation will hit independent and controversial cinema in Russia. The organisers of this LGBT film festival are going to keep on fighting for their right to speak on “forbidden” topics. 

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‘All American’ Team on Portrayal of Class Differences, LGBTQ Community

‘All American’ Team on Portrayal of Class Differences, LGBTQ Community | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The CW’s new drama “All American,” based on the real-life experiences of ex-NFL player Spencer Paysinger, centers on a a football player from South Central Los Angeles who transfe…

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The Power of Queer Film in Troubled Times

The Power of Queer Film in Troubled Times | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

In this day and age, it's crucial that independent film push the visibility of minorities forward. It is especially true for queer film.

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Inside the Beautiful World of Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing

Inside the Beautiful World of Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Mainstream competitive ballroom dance contests still don't allow same-sex competitors. A new documentary explores the LGBTQ scene that formed as the result of that ban.

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A Conversation with BOYSTOWN Creator Jake Biondi

A Conversation with BOYSTOWN Creator Jake Biondi | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

You may not know him by name, but you will surely recognize a series of books that he has authored called BOYSTOWN. Jake Biondi’s gay book series features sexy covers, relatable characters and as much drama as a telenovela. Biondi has big plans for the series, which was conceived in 2013. Five years later, the author has released eight seasons and has no plans of slowing down.

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Actor Josie Totah Comes Out as Transgender

Actor Josie Totah Comes Out as Transgender | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Actor and 2018 HRC Visibility Award recipient Josie Totah came out as transgender in a powerful op-ed for Time.

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Joey Suarez, Gay Latino Electro Pop Star, Releases New Music Video “Dancing By Myself” Exclusively on Revry

Joey Suarez, Gay Latino Electro Pop Star, Releases New Music Video “Dancing By Myself” Exclusively on Revry | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

When international LGBT streaming service Revry contacted Joey Suarez about offering exclusive content to Revry’s quickly growing subscriber base, Suarez knew the partnership was a match made in gay heaven. As an openly gay musician, Suarez is determined to help break down barriers and increase acceptance, following in the footsteps of other great LGBT artists including Elton John, Melissa Etheridge and Adam Lambert.

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Albany Posey's curator insight, August 18, 7:53 PM
I wanted to scoop this story because not many people want to come face to face with the LGBT situation in anything when it comes to the entertainment industry.

I have learned this for sure, and that is that everybody was really created equal. Those who are prejudice or discriminate against others don't believe we were created equal.

Me personally, I am glad to see Joey Suarez kicking down walls to bridge the gap between normal and what most consider abnormal. It's great to see he had the guts/nerves to break down barriers and increase acceptance. In my opinion, I don't think anyone is better than anyone else. I use to have a hard time accepting gay people, and it wasn't that long ago that I had that attitude towards them, But God has helped me to realize me and no one else has the right to suppress anyone's talent or gift and take it away from them just because they don't live the life we think they should live. As long as the music sounds good and has a positive message, I will support gay and straight alike when it comes to music.
ilovegay.net has been proven to be a reliable source for LGBT information in the entertainment industry. I was able to click on the link and it gave me this story, so I know it is reliable. It's not just reliable for this story, but it has given the world and especially the gay community a lot of stories concerning the LGBT community.
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Neighbours releases adorable teaser for historic gay wedding episode

Neighbours releases adorable teaser for historic gay wedding episode | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

With the episode set to air in just three weeks, Neighbours has released a teaser for its upcoming same-sex wedding between Aaron and David.

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ShortList 2018: 'Little Potato' Tells Gay Russian Story With an Almodovar Twist

ShortList 2018: 'Little Potato' Tells Gay Russian Story With an Almodovar Twist | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Wes Hurley wanted to turn the story of his journey from Russia to the United States into a movie, but he wasn't thinking of a short documentary. Instead, Hurley wrote a feature script about growing up gay in the repressive and homophobic Russian society, about his and his mother's move to the United States and about a bizarre twist that followed after she became the mail-order bride to an intensely religious man in Seattle. But somewhere along the line, Hurley got a small grant and decided to make a short documentary and a complementary virtual-reality short as a way to build momentum for his feature. 

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Pop star Ellen Joyce Loo was trailblazer for Hong Kong’s LGBT community and broke down stigma around mental illness

Pop star Ellen Joyce Loo was trailblazer for Hong Kong’s LGBT community and broke down stigma around mental illness | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
On Sunday, the Hong Kong pop star died from a suspected suicide. Reporter Vivienne Chow looks back on her last meeting with the singer, where she appeared to have come to terms with her sexuality and bipolar disorder
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A Brief Hook Up Drastically Changes the Lives of Two Men in Daniel McCoy’s New Play Perfect Teeth

A Brief Hook Up Drastically Changes the Lives of Two Men in Daniel McCoy’s New Play Perfect Teeth | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Playwright Daniel McCoy’s new play, Perfect Teeth is currently running at Theaterlab in mid-town Manhattan. The drama is directed by David Hilder. Kyle and Dylan hooked up several months ago after …
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