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WATCH: Help Lesbian Short 'Camp Belvidere' Make it to Completion - SheWired

WATCH: Help Lesbian Short 'Camp Belvidere' Make it to Completion - SheWired | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Out New York filmmaker Astrid Ovalles is spending the last chunk of her summer working to finish Camp Belvidere, a high-quality short film that explores the relationship...

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This legendary gay-rights activist wants you to get up and fight

This legendary gay-rights activist wants you to get up and fight | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
March, rally, write letters, be disobedient, and riot if needed, says Cleve Jones.
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I'm sitting with Cleve Jones, the legendary gay-rights activist, at an outdoor table at Café Flore in San Francisco's fabled Castro district on one of those mythical fall afternoons for which Bay Area residents willfully shiver through the summer. Jones, who has a new memoir and a forthcoming ABC miniseries based on his life, has been through all kinds of hell in his days. And yet, here he is at 62, alive and happy.

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World’s First LGBTQ Streaming Service Proud to Announce Partnership With Respected Queer News and Content Site

World’s First LGBTQ Streaming Service Proud to Announce Partnership With Respected Queer News and Content Site | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Queerty extends its reach with dedicated channel on global LGBTQ content platform - REVRY, the groundbreaking digital streaming service dedicated to providing diverse, authentic content to the LGBTQ and allied communities, is excited to announce a partnership with Queerty, the popular digital news and content site dedicated to all things LGBTQ.

 

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Coinciding with the launch of Queerty’s own browser-based video content service dubbed QueertyTV, REVRY’s QueertyTV Channel will provide a broader platform for more people to access information about the topics and issues of interest to LGBTQ communities around the globe.

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Indie Pilots ‘According to My Mother,’ ‘Poor Todd’ Take New York Television Festival Prizes

Indie Pilots ‘According to My Mother,’ ‘Poor Todd’ Take New York Television Festival Prizes | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
Independently produced pilots from a trio of writers from Queens and a comedy writer from Los Angeles have taken top prizes at the 12th annual New York Television Festival, which wrapped Saturday.
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The HIV Monologues – Miranda at the Ace hotel, London

The HIV Monologues – Miranda at the Ace hotel, London | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
The HIV Monologues – Miranda at the Ace hotel, London. Exploring the impact of HIV on gay men through a series of interwoven stories.
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2016 marks the twentieth anniversary since life-saving HIV medication was introduced to the UK. In Dragonflies Theatre’s new production, playwright Patrick Cash and director Luke Davies are exploring the impact of HIV on gay men through a series of interwoven storie

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Listening to LGBT People in Armenia

Listening to LGBT People in Armenia | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
Documentary Film 'Listen To Me: Untold Stories Beyond Hatred' Premieres in Yerevan Special for the Armenian Weekly The staff at PINK Armenia was abuzz on
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The staff at PINK Armenia was abuzz on Oct. 11, as were the many young people who visit the organization’s Yerevan office each day. They come with appointments or for drop-ins to see one of PINK’s psychologists, lawyers, or the social worker; to meet, discuss, and organize in the community room; or simply to be themselves in perhaps the only space in the entire country where they are able to so.

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New York’s LGBT Film Festival Grows, Adds Gloss

New York’s LGBT Film Festival Grows, Adds Gloss | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
NewFest, New York’s LGBT film festival which runs Thursday through Oct. 25 at Cinépolis Chelsea Cinemas and other venues, is growing and shedding some of its indie edge.
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Although it spotlights filmmakers and stories of keen interest to LGBT audiences, the annual NewFest film festival is bigger than any perceived niche. This year’s event, which runs Thursday through Oct. 25 at Cinépolis Chelsea Cinemas and other venues, reflects the increasing presence of gay themes in popular culture.

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Here Are 10 Movies To Catch At The 2016 NewFest LGBT Film Festival

Here Are 10 Movies To Catch At The 2016 NewFest LGBT Film Festival | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Starting Thursday, film fans will get an opportunity to experience many aspects of queer life around the world from the comfort of a Manhattan movie theater. 2016’s NewFest, New York’s annual LGBT film festival, begins Oct. 20 with what organizers are calling “the largest and most diverse group of films” in the event’s 28-year history.

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The five-day festival kicks off with this year’s most buzzed-about film, “The Pass,” which stars “Looking” heartthrob Russell Tovey as a closeted soccer player struggling to come to terms with his sexuality. 

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LGBT film fest explores gays trying to fit into religion

LGBT film fest explores gays trying to fit into religion | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
8th annual Cinema Diverse offers LGBTQ community a rare opportunity to let broad audiences into their world
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The search for a Speedo-wearing guru

The search for a Speedo-wearing guru | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
"Holy Hell" filmmaker Will Allen once followed an eccentric guru from West Hollywood. He left in the wake of allegations that the guru had been sexually abusing young male followers for years.
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Twinks, Bears, and U-Hauls: TV Has Some Strange Ideas About “Gay Culture.”

Twinks, Bears, and U-Hauls: TV Has Some Strange Ideas About “Gay Culture.” | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

In the last few years, television has gotten better at including LGBTQ characters, but its representation of gay culture is still rather limited. While some shows—like Difficult People, Happy Endings, and The Fosters—reveal an understanding of the way queer people live now, others seem content to repeat outdated stereotypes and to obsess about gay men’s sexual types and lesbians’ use of U-Haul as a verb.


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TOSOS, New York's Oldest LGBT Theatre, Nominated for Four New York Innovative Theatre Awards

TOSOS, New York's Oldest LGBT Theatre, Nominated for Four New York Innovative Theatre Awards | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
TOSOS (The Other Side of Silence) was nominated for four New York Innovative Theatre Awards at last night's nomination party at 42WESTny. Nominations include Outstanding Revival of a Play, and Outstanding Ensemble for Doric Wilson's Street Theater for its run at The Eagle NY. Kathleen Warnock's play The Further Adventures of… was nominated for Outstanding Short Script and Outstanding Ensemble. The Further Adventures of… opens this Friday, August 12, at the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival. The New York Innovative Theatre Awards will be awarded this fall in New York City.
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Fur Will Fly in 'Where The Bears Are' Season 5 - TRAILER

Fur Will Fly in 'Where The Bears Are' Season 5 - TRAILER | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
Campy gay web series Where The Bears Are has just released a new trailer for its fifth season, promising plenty of sex, drama and mystery.
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Funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign, season 5 sees the bears head to Palm Springs for what at first promises to be a romantic honeymoon but then devolves into drama, murder and mystery. In other words, exactly what you’d expect from a show that describes itself as a furry gay mash-up of Murder, She Wrote and The Golden Girls.

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On DVD: DESERT MIGRATION

On DVD: DESERT MIGRATION | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Daniel F Cardone’s look at an enclave of HIV/AIDS survivors had its world premiere at Frameline last year. It also screened at Visions Du Reél, Cleveland, Palm Springs, Adelaide, Open City, Outfest, NewFest, and at numerous other LGBT fests in Denver, Austin, Atlanta, Seattle, Milwaukee, Madrid, Amsterdam, Boston, and Melbourne, among others.

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Cardone’s film focuses on 13 men who have lived with HIV for far longer than they initially expected. Until the emergence of protease inhibitors in the mid-1990s, they, like so many others, believed their HIV+ diagnosis was a death sentence. Having moved to the gay oasis of Palm Springs CA, they escaped their supposed fates and instead face the reality of growing older while coming to grips with the personal losses they suffered from the epidemic, in addition to coping with the side effects of their medication.

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Jake Biondi reveals cover of sixth BOYSTOWN book

Jake Biondi reveals cover of sixth BOYSTOWN book | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

BOYSTOWN series author Jake Biondi has revealed the cover of the highly-anticipated sixth book of his BOYSTOWN series.  BOYSTOWN Season Six will be released on December 16, 2016.  The cover for the book, which was designed by photographer James Franklin, features BOYSTOWN model Sean Zevran as well as six other ‘BOYSTOWN boys”: JR Bronson, Pablo Hernandez, Eddie Eduardo, Cory Zwierzynski, Steven Dehler, and Andy Andranik.

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BWW Interview: Martha Plimpton on Season 2 of THE REAL O'NEALS and the Show's Affect on the Parents of LGBT Youth

BWW Interview: Martha Plimpton on Season 2 of THE REAL O'NEALS and the Show's Affect on the Parents of LGBT Youth | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

For Martha Plimpton going to work on The Real O'Neals is her day job - but for the LGBT youth and their parents all over the world, it's more than just entertainment.

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In an era post-Glee which brought gender and sexual identity to the forefront of teen minds each week, The Real O'Neals is unique as it's one of the only shows which airs on a major network during primetime where the protagonist is a teenage boy who happens to be gay. The show is also one of the few that explores, in depth, the relationship between a gay youth and his family. In this week's episode, Kenny hosts a gay Halloween during which his mother, Eileen, sees him kiss a boy for the first time.

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The Grand Paradise - Now Playing in NYC Theatre

The Grand Paradise - Now Playing in NYC Theatre | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

An immersive theater experience. A late 1970s tropical resort. A fountain of youth that promises to quench your deepest longings.

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A pas de deux of desire and death, a midlife crisis, a coming of age, and a search for the Fountain of Youth at the resort of the eternally brokenhearted.

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Russell Tovey's 'The Pass' Tackles Homophobia In Soccer For NewFest LGBT Film Festival Premiere

Russell Tovey's 'The Pass' Tackles Homophobia In Soccer For NewFest LGBT Film Festival Premiere | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
iHeartRadio took to the North American premiere of the film on Thursday
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On the same day that Spirit Day helped LGBTQ youth bask in everything that they represent, the Big Apple's NewFest, an annual six-day showcase of 102 LGBTQ films, kicked off on Thursday (October 20) with a variety of choices for cinema-goers, including the opening-night feature, The Pass, an adaptation of 2014 British play, starring Russell Tovey, of HBO's "Looking," and Arinzé Kene.

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LGBT-themed film 'Moonlight' faces unique challenges

LGBT-themed film 'Moonlight' faces unique challenges | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
For 'Moonlight' to make its mark, industry experts say, it will have to overcome not just potential prejudices, but a slew of marketing challenges.
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The coming-of-age film "Moonlight" is getting critical acclaim and serious Oscar buzz for tackling the subject of gay black youth living in Miami. But it's that largely untouched theme that could prove to be a tough sell to the very audiences it needs most.

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Taiwan to host first LGBT awards ceremony

Taiwan to host first LGBT awards ceremony | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

The first and only LGBTQ film festival in Taiwan – The Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) is returning for its 3rd year and includes for the first time the Queermosa Awards – an LGBT awards ceremony with the mission “to celebrate diversity and accelerate acceptance”.

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The Awards will take place at W Taipei Friday, Oct. 28, one day before the Taipei LGBT Pride Parade, the largest Pride event in Asia.

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In ‘Front Cover’ a gay Chinese American comes to terms with his cultural identity

In ‘Front Cover’ a gay Chinese American comes to terms with his cultural identity | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
The romantic comedy tells an original story, but in an overly familiar way.
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You could say that Ryan Fu’s feelings about his heritage are complicated. The openly gay son of Chinese immigrants, the New York fashion stylist can’t even cross paths with an Asian deliveryman without shooting him a look of disdainful superiority. Because that happens during the first scene of the romantic comedy “Front Cover,” it’s clear that the character’s notions about cultural identity are going to play a big part in what’s to come.

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Scottish film festival leads the way when it comes to LGBT cinema

Scottish film festival leads the way when it comes to LGBT cinema | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
From homoerotic horror movies to thought-provoking dramas and documentaries, next week Glasgow will play host to one of the most important film events in the LGBT calendar. Taking place from September 29 to October 2, this year’s Scottish Queer Internationa
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Michelle Obama: LGBT characters and racial diversity in TV and movies ‘change how you see the world’

Michelle Obama: LGBT characters and racial diversity in TV and movies ‘change how you see the world’ | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
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Support Heart of a Woman Short Film by Toni Newman

Support Heart of a Woman Short Film  by Toni Newman | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Who in the world is Toni Newman? I am a African-American Transwoman who overcame discrimination based off race, sex and gender to overcome poverty. I wrote the memoir I Rise-The Transformation of Toni Newman to tell my story of God's power to overcome discrimination, poverty and despair.

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Iris Prize Announces Its LGBT Short Film Prize Shortlist

Iris Prize Announces Its LGBT Short Film Prize Shortlist | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
It’s only a couple of months until the annual Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff, which includes the £30,000 International LGBT Short Film Prize, supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation, which continues to be the world’s largest international LGBT short film prize. The 35 shorts competing this year have now been announced, which includes the largest number of …
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