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‘Rafiki’: Kenya Banned Her Film for Its ‘Corrupt’ Lesbian Romance. So She Showed It Off to the World.

‘Rafiki’: Kenya Banned Her Film for Its ‘Corrupt’ Lesbian Romance. So She Showed It Off to the World. | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Director Wanuri Kahiu’s joyous lesbian romance ‘Rafiki’ was banned in her home country of Kenya. So she sued the government—and showed it off to the world.

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This is a touching piece on oppression of the community and I honestly cannot wait to see it. I admire that she fought just as hard for the film production and distribution as her characters are fighting for their love. Yes this is a credible source and no it is not widely used in the industry.
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Outshine Film Festival in Miami shines spotlight on gay athletes

Outshine Film Festival in Miami shines spotlight on gay athletes | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The LGBT-centric Outshine Film Festival will return April 18-28 to Miami and Miami Beach with 85 feature films, shorts and documentaries, several of which are devoted to LGBT athletes.

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Indie LGBT Film Cleans House at Suphannahong Awards

Indie LGBT Film Cleans House at Suphannahong Awards | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

An independent drama exploring a tragic love story of two men through the lens of Buddhism brought the most awards home from the biggest annual film awards ceremony.

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What a Bollywood Lesbian Romance Film Says About India

What a Bollywood Lesbian Romance Film Says About India | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The response to 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Aisa Laga' shows growing tolerance toward the country’s LGBT community.

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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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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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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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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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2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup

2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Celebrating its 36th Anniversary, Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen – today announced the complete programming lineup for the 2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival presented by HBO. The nation’s leading LGBTQ festival will be held July 12-22, 2018.

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Indie LGBT Documentary BETWEEN THE SHADES Announces LA Premiere

Indie LGBT Documentary BETWEEN THE SHADES Announces LA Premiere | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Dances with Films  (DWF) officially announced the LA Premiere of LGBT Doc Between the Shades to screen at The TCL Chinese Theatre as one of six feature documentaries on June 11th.

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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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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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Why Airbnb Produced ‘Gay Chorus Deep South,’ Its First-Ever Film

Why Airbnb Produced ‘Gay Chorus Deep South,’ Its First-Ever Film | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The latest player to hit the film-festival circuit may be a bit unexpected: Airbnb, the travel-accommodations booking marketplace, developed, financed and produced documentary film “Gay Chorus Deep South,” set to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival on April 29.

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Brazilian Gay Guys Take Over the Street in the Comedy Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots

Brazilian Gay Guys Take Over the Street in the Comedy Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The Castro District in San Francisco is iconically known for its historical importance in the LGBTQ community, where Harvey Milk rose in politics as the first openly gay man elected to office. But that same setting gets stretched to a different side of the spectrum in this outrageous comedy.

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John Butler, Matt Bomer & Alejandro Patiño on Papi Chulo

John Butler, Matt Bomer & Alejandro Patiño on Papi Chulo | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

We sit down with John Butler, Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño, respectively Papi Chulo's director and co-stars, to discuss the LA-set comedy-drama.

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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 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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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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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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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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Old and gay: Doc aims to smash stereotypes, call out ageism and make you laugh

Old and gay: Doc aims to smash stereotypes, call out ageism and make you laugh | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
When an interview subject said this to Steen Starr, it just clicked for the Toronto-based filmmaker from Hanna, Alta. "I hadn't heard anybody say it so succinctly," Starr told The Homestretch. "I started to think about the film when I turned 50 when I started to think about aging
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2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Announces Achievement Award Recipient & Gala Screenings

2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Announces Achievement Award Recipient & Gala Screenings | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Outfest – the Los Angeles based non-profit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen – today announced its 2018 Achievement Award recipient, Angela Robinson, and its galas, including Opening and Closing Night.

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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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