Of all the cultural forms that gay men have created and elaborated since coalescing into a social group around the late 19th century, Polari, a full-fledged gay English dialect with roots among circus folk, sailors, and prostitutes, has to be one of the most fascinating—not least since it has faded along with the need for discretion and secrecy. While some words remain in common use—zhush or zhoosh (to adjust or embellish something to make it more pleasing) and trade (highly masculine or straight-acting sex partners) come to mind—the richness that we know once defined Polari is difficult to capture in 2015.
After a burst of TV shows focusing on trans women and their families, British director Gaby Dellal’s film About Ray, due out in mid-September, will provide a welcome look at a young transgender man (albeit one played by a cis woman).
"Lost n' Found" is a 12-episode American web sitcom about two best friends hilariously navigating the LGBT landscape in LA.
As human beings we all find ourselves at a cross-roads at many points in our lives. Do we take this job or stay at our current? Do we move across the country? What kind of rice is best for my watered-down iPhone?
Oh, and there's the elephant in the room question that we all, male or female, mammel or bird, ask ourselves?
"What if I'm gay?"
These are the kind of questions, aspiring 20-something actress Marty (Ashley Ann Alvarado), poses to herself everyday in the our new comedy webseries, "Lost n' Found."
qFLIX Philadelphia, Philadelphia's only LGBT film festival, kicks off Tuesday. Produced by Thom Cardwell and James Duggan, the 6-day festival will bring 50 films from all over the world to screens here in Center City.
The film “Thanatos, Drunk (Zui Sheng Meng Si)” selected for the 65th Berlinale Panorama Fiction Feature Films follows the story of two brothers, one straight and one gay, as they struggle to find a foothold in life.
Last year, you wrote an impassioned piece asking why the show was so “boring” and questioning the authenticity of its portrayal of contemporary gay life. Changes were made for the sophomore season, and I’m wondering if you like the show any better this time around?
Something Like Summer is Blue Seraph Productions’ third feature project, following our second film, The Dark Place (in wide release on December 2!), and our critically and commercially successful debut, Judas Kiss.
Movies and popular culture have an indelible impact on developing mindsets. The significance can even be more profound when you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), given that representation of the community in Hollywood is still limited.
Anthony J. Wilkinson the creator of "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" and "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" is brining the third part of the trilogy "My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis" Off-Broadway to The Theatre Center this fall. Previews will be held November 12th, 19th and 25th 2015 at 8pm and the shows official opening will be December 3rd, 2015 at 8pm. Midlife Crisis will play in the Anne L. Bernstein Theatre, sharing the space with "Perfect Crime."
GIFs: Tumblr It felt like this year, more than any in the past, gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, and queer audiences had a lot more options to choose from when it came to finding characters (and queer-t...
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