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GLAAD calls for LGBT characters in 20 percent of movies by 2021

GLAAD calls for LGBT characters in 20 percent of movies by 2021 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Romance "Call Me By Your Name" may have won a screenplay Oscar, and Disney's family-friendly "Beauty and the Beast" had a gay character, but movies from Hollywood's major studios last year had the lowest percentage of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual characters since 2012, according to a report released on Tuesday.
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How ‘Pose’ Will Make History for Trans Storytelling

How ‘Pose’ Will Make History for Trans Storytelling | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Writer-director-producer Janet Mock writes about the impact Ryan Murphy's new FX drama "Pose" will have for the trans community.
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Cinelife Entertainment Shines a Spotlight on Prestigious Doc “To A More Perfect Union: US V. Windsor”

Cinelife Entertainment Shines a Spotlight on Prestigious Doc “To A More Perfect Union: US V. Windsor” | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Poignant documentary “To a More Perfect Union: U.S. V. Windsor” is set for an expansive U.S. Theatrical rollout in June 2018 as the Second documentary feature under Spotlight Cinema Network’s event…
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Chinese censorship of Eurovision prompts LGBT community outcry

Chinese censorship of Eurovision prompts LGBT community outcry | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
A Chinese broadcaster's censorship of gay-themed content during this week's Eurovision Song Contest has fuelled an outcry among the country's LGBT community and prompted the European Broadcasting Union to halt its relationship with the channel.
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Don’t Cry for Me Argentina! Performing Arts Streaming Service Cennarium Brings Theatrical Productions Online

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina! Performing Arts Streaming Service Cennarium Brings Theatrical Productions Online | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Five performances filmed live in Buenos Aires showcase Argentinian performers, writers, musicians, choreographers and other talent.

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‘Boy Erased’: Director Joel Edgerton and Lucas Hedges Reveal First Footage of Gay Teen Drama at CinemaCon

‘Boy Erased’: Director Joel Edgerton and Lucas Hedges Reveal First Footage of Gay Teen Drama at CinemaCon | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Focus Features also gave early glimpses of "Mary, Queen of Scots" and "On the Basis of Sex."
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‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’ on Police Brutality of Transgender Women

‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’ on Police Brutality of Transgender Women | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The comedian's new late-night series for HBO tackles social issues through the lens of policing, with his unique blend of humor and heart.
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Tribeca 2018: The Best LGBT Films to See at This Year’s Festival, From ‘Disobedience’ to ‘Studio 54’ Documentary

Tribeca 2018: The Best LGBT Films to See at This Year’s Festival, From ‘Disobedience’ to ‘Studio 54’ Documentary | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
This year's festival launches Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as Orthodox Jewish lesbians, and sees Alia Shawkat embracing her inner tomboy in "Duck Butter."
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How the Early ’80s Changed Gay Writing Forever

How the Early ’80s Changed Gay Writing Forever | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
‘Dancer From the Dance,’ ‘Angels in America’ — and the decade that brought queer literature to the fore.
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After cyclone, transgender Tongans hope movie will help build acceptance

After cyclone, transgender Tongans hope movie will help build acceptance | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A movie about transgender women fighting for acceptance in Tonga hopes to bring about change in the Pacific island nation - and help local activists start over after a cyclone smashed their main office, a leading gay rights campaigner said. Leitis in Waiting, which has its European premiere at the Festival of Commonwealth Film in London on Sunday, follows Joey Mataele, a prominent transgender activist, as she organizes a beauty pageant amid growing pressure from religious groups.Gay sex and cross-dressing are illegal under colonial-era laws in Tonga - one of 36 Commonwealth members that criminalize same-sex activity, according to the Commonwealth Equality Network.

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From Philadelphia to 120 BPM: the changing face of Aids in film

From Philadelphia to 120 BPM: the changing face of Aids in film | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Rampant homophobia in the 80s meant that film-makers were reluctant to vent their anger at indifference to the HIV/Aids crisis. Not any more. But should directors of the past have been braver?
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Director Andrew Haigh on the State of Gay Cinema (Exclusive)

Director Andrew Haigh on the State of Gay Cinema (Exclusive) | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The 'Lean on Pete' writer-director sits down with ET to talk about the challenges of making his latest movie and how his perspective of being gay is seen in all of his work.
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Bob Dylan Sings About Gay Love

Bob Dylan Sings About Gay Love | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Six music artists including Mr. Dylan, Kesha and St. Vincent rerecord pop songs with a same-sex twist.
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WHAT’S A GUY TO SELL?! Former QVC Host Dale Guy Madison Brings Revival of One-Man Show to Hollywood Fringe Fest for Pride Month

WHAT’S A GUY TO SELL?! Former QVC Host Dale Guy Madison Brings Revival of One-Man Show to Hollywood Fringe Fest for Pride Month | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Former QVC Host Dale Guy Madison Brings Revival of One-Man Show to the Hollywood Fringe Festival For National LGBT Pride Month - What’s a guy to sell?! Well, back by popular demand, former QVC host Dale Guy Madison brings back a revival of his one-man show, “My Life in Three Easy Payments,” to the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June for National LGBT Pride Month. The festival runs from June 7-24, 2018 at various venues in the heart of Hollywood. For more information, visit HollywoodFringe.org.

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Queer cinema: What's happening to it?

Queer cinema: What's happening to it? | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
From The Living End to Love, Simon, here's how liberal Hollywood defanged a wrenching cinematic phenomenon.
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Sprawling epic of gay life The Inheritance to transfer to West End

Sprawling epic of gay life The Inheritance to transfer to West End | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Matthew Lopez’s sold-out two-part play at the Young Vic will move to the Noël Coward Theatre in September
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New Gay History Epic by Andrew Lippa to Receive World Premiere

New Gay History Epic by Andrew Lippa to Receive World Premiere | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Lippa's Unbreakable will play San Francisco's Nourse Theatre.
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‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ Lands Series Order at Netflix

‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City’ Lands Series Order at Netflix | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Netflix has ordered a new 10-episode installment of "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City," Variety has learned.
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Writer and Musician Jennifer Juan Announces the Release of New Poetry Collection, "Kissing Boys, Just For The Thrill"

Writer and Musician Jennifer Juan Announces the Release of New Poetry Collection, "Kissing Boys, Just For The Thrill" | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Writer and musician Jennifer Juan has announced the upcoming release of her fourth printed poetry collection "Kissing Boys, Just For The Thrill," following the success of her 2017 release "Hom
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Stars Of Starz Network's VIDA Set To Appear At LGBT Center's CINEARTE

Stars Of Starz Network's VIDA Set To Appear At LGBT Center's CINEARTE | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
CineArte, the 5th annual arts festival of the queer Latinx community presented by The Los Angeles LGBT Center, announces a special, red-carpet event and an advance screening of the first two episodes of the STARZ network's highly anticipated new original series Vida on Saturday, April 21, at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, located at 1125 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood.
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Former QVC Host Dale Guy Madison Spills the Tea About Making a Living as a TV Pitchman and Drag Queen

Former QVC Host Dale Guy Madison Spills the Tea About Making a Living as a TV Pitchman and Drag Queen | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Hilarious Docucomedy “Life After QVC” Gains Official Selection in the Independent Filmmakers Showcase Film Festival The new, vérité-styled docucomedy “Life After QVC,” starring former QVC tv host D…

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Outfest Helps Acquire 60-Plus LGBT Movies New to Amazon Prime

Outfest Helps Acquire 60-Plus LGBT Movies New to Amazon Prime | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The streaming service is adding dozens of LGBT-themed films to its library including Howl with James Franco, G.B.F., and modern favorites about queer women like Loving Annabelle. 

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The Touching Gay Story At The Center Of This Year’s Raunchiest Movie

The Touching Gay Story At The Center Of This Year’s Raunchiest Movie | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Though many raunchy comedies before it have relied on gay panic jokes, Blockers gives us a moving story about a gay teen and her father’s quest to help her accept herself. (Warning: spoilers!)
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Bo Burnham’s ‘Gay Kid and Fat Chick’ Moves Ahead at Paramount Players

Bo Burnham’s ‘Gay Kid and Fat Chick’ Moves Ahead at Paramount Players | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Paramount Players is moving ahead with Bo Burnham's teen comedy-drama "Gay Kid and Fat Chick," hiring TV director Amy York Rubin to helm.
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Rising Country Music Artists on Issues Like Gun Control, Gay Rights

Rising Country Music Artists on Issues Like Gun Control, Gay Rights | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Country music's rising leaders are giving voice to new thoughts on such social issues as gun control and gay rights.
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