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Actor Josie Totah Comes Out as Transgender

Actor Josie Totah Comes Out as Transgender | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Actor and 2018 HRC Visibility Award recipient Josie Totah came out as transgender in a powerful op-ed for Time.

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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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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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'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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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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My Parsifal Conductor - A Wagnerian Comedy by Allan Leicht

My Parsifal Conductor - A Wagnerian Comedy by Allan Leicht | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Off-Broadway performances begin on September 25, 2018 at Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA

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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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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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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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‘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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Actor Josie Totah Comes Out as Transgender

Actor Josie Totah Comes Out as Transgender | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Actor and 2018 HRC Visibility Award recipient Josie Totah came out as transgender in a powerful op-ed for Time.

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'Torch Song' Revival Follows Young Gay Man's Fight For Love And Acceptance

'Torch Song' Revival Follows Young Gay Man's Fight For Love And Acceptance | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Harvey Fierstein's Tony Award-winning "Torch Song Trilogy" is back on Broadway, renamed "Torch Song" and rewritten into two acts.

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Boston Gay Men's Chorus and Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Face Off in World Series Challenge

Boston Gay Men's Chorus and Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles Face Off in World Series Challenge | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Today, the Boston Gay Men's Chorus (BGMC) issued a World Series challenge to the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles. If the Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fall classic, the LA Chorus will perform Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline," a tradition at Fenway Park. If the Dodgers are victorious, BGMC will perform Randy Newman's "I Love LA" and make it available online. The winner will also make a donation to GALA Choruses, the North American association serving the LGBTQ choral moving, for its work supporting emerging LGBTQ choruses.

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Midnight for New York’s 1960s Gay Community?

Midnight for New York’s 1960s Gay Community? | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A review of "Midnight at the Never Get," a play with a lot of history.

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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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This Brooklyn Theatre Company is Doing Some Sexy Sh*t 

This Brooklyn Theatre Company is Doing Some Sexy Sh*t  | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Away from the lights and foot/vehicle traffic of Times Square, in a comparatively quiet corner of Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood off the L train, a small but thriving theatre company is blending opera, circus acts, live music, burlesque and opulent sets into erotic and immersive performance pieces that have gained a strong local following since its founding in 2006 by choreographer Austin McCormick.

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Review: ‘Call Her Ganda’ Explores the Murder of a Transgender Woman

Review: ‘Call Her Ganda’ Explores the Murder of a Transgender Woman | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The documentary looks at the sadness and outrage caused by the 2014 killing of Jennifer Laude by American Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton in the Philippines.

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The OUTshine Film Festival’s announces its 10th Anniversary season in Fort Lauderdale with full film and event schedule

The OUTshine Film Festival’s announces its 10th Anniversary season in Fort Lauderdale with full film and event schedule | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The OUTshine Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary season in Fort Lauderdale this year with over 50 films, a red carpet and celebrity studded opening night, a week of parties, and exclusive panel discussions with up-and-coming directors, producers, and film talent from the LGBTQ community.

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The film festival’s 10th anniversary season will kick off on October 18th, 2018 with the Opening Night documentary film, “Studio 54”, which highlights nightlife entrepreneurs Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell as they recount the story of how they created one of the greatest clubs of all time. The film will be followed by the opening night party at a stunning private waterfront residence in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

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New Company National Queer Theater Launches With Reading Series

New Company National Queer Theater Launches With Reading Series | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

National Queer Theater (NQT) is delighted to announce its first presentation of new queer plays in New York City! Launched in 2018 by Adam Odsess-Rubin, National Queer Theater fosters and supports LGBTQ communities through social justice in the performing arts.

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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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