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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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Why Trans Comic Robin Tran is OK with Transgender Jokes

Why Trans Comic Robin Tran is OK with Transgender Jokes | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Robin Tran, a transgender stand-up comic who is breaking through on Comedy Central's 'Roast Battle' and in a new Hulu special, says she wants to combat notions that trans people have no sense of humor: "We can take it as well as we can give it.”

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The Comedy-Destroying, Soul-Affirming Art of Hannah Gadsby

The Comedy-Destroying, Soul-Affirming Art of Hannah Gadsby | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Creating the furious stand-up special “Nanette” was an act of self-preservation for the Australian star. The result has been a sensation “beyond my comprehension.”
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'Semi Queer' book reveals lives and struggles of gay, trans truck drivers

'Semi Queer' book reveals lives and struggles of gay, trans truck drivers | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Anne Balay, a former IUN professor of gender and sexuality studies who authored the book, “Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers," has written a new book, “Semi Queer: Inside the Lives of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers.”
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Russian filmmaker defies government to shoot rare LGBT feature

Russian filmmaker defies government to shoot rare LGBT feature | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Ksenia Ratushnaya’s Outlaw is only the fourth LGBT Russian film to be made.
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Years & Years' Olly Alexander Talks Homophobia In New Interview

Years & Years' Olly Alexander Talks Homophobia In New Interview | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
"There is this very insidious casual homophobia that exists in the fabric of everything including the music industry," the singer says.
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Gay Country Artist Chase Sansing Covers Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s “We Are the World” to Raise Awareness of Homelessness in Nashville

Gay Country Artist Chase Sansing Covers Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s “We Are the World” to Raise Awareness of Homelessness in Nashville | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Rising young country artist Chase Sansing has released a music video to raise awareness of homelessness in Nashville. The remake of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s mega-hit “We Are the World” w…
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Raising awareness for the human race in 2018!
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Steven Coogan and Paul Rudd enliven gay adoption comedy 'Ideal Home'

Equal parts sweet and tart, director Andrew Fleming’s “Ideal Home” is the cinematic equivalent of Sour Patch Kids.
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Hayley Kiyoko, Troye Sivan, and the New Age of Queer Pop

Hayley Kiyoko, Troye Sivan, and the New Age of Queer Pop | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The next generation of LGBTQ pop artists knows what it stands for. And when you’re producing songs people have been waiting a long time to hear, word spreads fast.
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Why are there no superstar gay male stand-ups?

Why are there no superstar gay male stand-ups? | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
While many comics should be household names – Scott Thompson, James Adomian and Guy Branum, for starters – the gay community would rather line up for an eighth-place Drag Race queen than see one of them
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SoundCloud Creates Its First Ever Pride Artist Curated Playlist

SoundCloud Creates Its First Ever Pride Artist Curated Playlist | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
SoundCloud has enlisted a few artists to create LGBTQ Inspired playlists in commemoration of Pride month
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antony roger's curator insight, July 22, 9:44 PM
This is cool for all music lovers and a creative way to get different people heard. this is not major information for the audio industry professionals.
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On the New Season of 'Queer Eye,' Learning Goes Both Ways

On the New Season of 'Queer Eye,' Learning Goes Both Ways | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Since the show's original Bravo incarnation, the conversation around gender and sexuality has evolved in fundamental ways—and in new episodes is refreshingly nuanced.
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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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LoveLoud illustrated the generational shift on LGBTQ issues, and shows us our future

LoveLoud illustrated the generational shift on LGBTQ issues, and shows us our future | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Sometimes progress can be a painfully slow slog; and sometimes it happens with shocking speed.

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Los Angeles LGBT Center Will Host Two LA Movie Premieres

Los Angeles LGBT Center Will Host Two LA Movie Premieres | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center and StandOut Productions have announced a special, one-night-only event - the Los Angeles premiere screening of the latest work from award-winning filmmaker Andrea Meyerson. The award-winning Getting Started and One Way Street, both written and directed by Ms. Meyerson, make their LA debuts at the Center's Renberg Theatre on Saturday, August 25, at 7:30pm.


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Getting Started had its world premiere in April 2018 at OUTShine Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for Best Short Film. It has also won the Audience Choice Award and Lily Tomlin Best of Fest Award at Cinema Systers Film Festival, and Best Comedy Short Film at the Kansas City LGBT Film Festival. The movie tells the story of Tori and Joy who, after meeting online, have their first date and chemistry ensues. But will their mutual attraction be enough to overcome the challenges that arise?

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Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Premieres Its First-Ever Short Documentary "One Stride: Chosen Family" at Outfest

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Premieres Its First-Ever Short Documentary "One Stride: Chosen Family" at Outfest | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Featuring "Pose" star Mj Rodriguez and LGBTQ civil rights trailblazer Richard Leitsch, the documentary amplifies diverse stories of the LGBTQ community and speaks to the importance of finding chosen family
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First Asian American Stand Up Series Comedy InvAsian to Stream Exclusively on Hulu August 1

First Asian American Stand Up Series Comedy InvAsian to Stream Exclusively on Hulu August 1 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Launch Party on July 20 at The Laugh Factory Los Angeles - Margin Films announced that the first season of the first Asian American stand up television series, Comedy InvAsian, produced by Koji Steven Sakai, Quentin Lee and Viva Pictures' Victor Elizalde, will stream on Hulu exclusively in North America on August 1, 2018.

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Quentin Lee's GAY HOLLYWOOD DAD Premieres This August at the New York Asian American International Film Festival

Quentin Lee's GAY HOLLYWOOD DAD Premieres This August at the New York Asian American International Film Festival | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Margin Films has announced the festival premiere and digital debut of release of Quentin Lee's Gay Hollywood Dad.  Originally developed as a web series, the latest film from Quentin Lee (White Frog, The People I've Slept With) follows Lee's journey to fatherhood in the City of Angeles.  The feature-length version of Gay Hollywood Dad will premiere August 2nd at the New York Asian American International Film Festival before launching on Amazon Instant Video on August 3rd.
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University of Montana professor discusses new novel about gay witch hunt in Boise

University of Montana professor discusses new novel about gay witch hunt in Boise | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
In his new novel The Monkey Cages, author and University of Montana professor Casey Charles takes on a taboo subject, love between an adult and teenager.
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Kandy: Love Letter To The LGBTQ Community

Kandy: Love Letter To The LGBTQ Community | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
For Gay Pride Month, Billboard asked numerous pop culture luminaries to write 'love letters' to the LGBTQ community.
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K-pop's first openly gay star Holland on being a role model

K-pop's first openly gay star Holland on being a role model | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
In an intimate film, the Dazed 100er explains why he wants to bring LGBTQ representation to the Korean mainstream
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In One City, 2,000 Years of Gay History

In One City, 2,000 Years of Gay History | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Peter Ackroyd’s “Queer City” is an enticingly dishy and detailed tour of gay life in London, from the Roman era all the way through to the present.
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The Summer’s Most Hilarious, One-of-a-Kind Comedy Event ’OUT on Stage’ Will Be Coming Out in Movie

The Summer’s Most Hilarious, One-of-a-Kind Comedy Event ’OUT on Stage’ Will Be Coming Out in Movie | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

This summer, moviegoers can expect a rowdy, raucous good time with the feature-length comedy event "OUT on Stage," which will be screened in cinemas across the country for a one-night event on Tuesday, July 24. Hosted by comedian Zach Noe Towers, the event contains 90 minutes of laugh-out-loud content from a lineup of renowned gay and lesbian stand-up comedians, including Brendan Scannel, A.B. Cassidy and Janine Brito.

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