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Why We Should All Be Watching More Queer TV

Why We Should All Be Watching More Queer TV | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

In a year where ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ won an Emmy, it’s time to think about the next 15 years of LGBTQ+ representation.

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'A Star is Born' Billboard Becomes LGBTQ Meme

'A Star is Born' Billboard Becomes LGBTQ Meme | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The billboard gives off LGBTQ vibes with its rainbow hue, and "ally" doubles in meaning as a straight person who supports the gay community.

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The Gay Men's Chorus of Mexico City fought immigration scrutiny to bring their songs to LA

The Gay Men's Chorus of Mexico City, en route to L.A., hit a snag at the Houston airport while going through customs. A call to the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles cleared things up and now the group is ready to lift its voice at the Glendale Alex Theatre this weekend.

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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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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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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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GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Announces Timeline and Sets January 12th for Film & TV Dorian Awards

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics Announces Timeline and Sets January 12th for Film & TV Dorian Awards | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, previously known as the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, has announced its voting timeline and ceremony date for its milestone 10th Dorian Awards. The group’s approximately 220 members will begin voting their choices for the best in film and TV in both mainstream and LGBTQ categories on Thursday, December 27, 2018, with final ballots due Thursday, January 3, 2019. Winners will be announced Tuesday, January 8, and will be celebrated at GALECA’s annual Dorian Awards Toast at a gala luncheon in Los Angeles the following Saturday, January 12, 2019.

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Desiree Akhavan interview: 'Bisexuality is taboo in both the queer and the straight world'

Desiree Akhavan interview: 'Bisexuality is taboo in both the queer and the straight world' | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

When Desiree Akhavan first dreamt up The Bisexual – a comedy-drama series about a lesbian who realises she’s also attracted to men – she pitched the idea to just about every network in LA. It didn’t go well. One told her that they already had Transparent, a show full to the brim with queer people, and thus had no need for another. The next said they already had a female, brown-skinned lead in The Mindy Project (never mind that Akhavan is Iranian-American, and Mindy Kaling is Indian-American). And on it went.

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'the wild boys' is the queer arthouse movie you absolutely need to see

'the wild boys' is the queer arthouse movie you absolutely need to see | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Featuring beach orgies and supernatural phallic plants, 'The Wild Boys' is a modern, gender-fluid 'Lord of the Flies.'

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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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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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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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