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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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“LGBTQ Of Steel” New Photography Book Portrays 50 LGBTQ Heroes Bending a Ribbon of Steel

“LGBTQ Of Steel” New Photography Book Portrays 50 LGBTQ Heroes Bending a Ribbon of Steel | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The celebration of Pride Month and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots is of personal significance to Los Angeles- based photographer Jan Dee Gordon  who is gearing up for the festivities with the release of her brand new photography book, “LGBTQ of STEEL” – a compilation of striking portraits and personal profiles that captures the energy, optimism, and resiliency of fifty LGBTQ heroes. 

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How Pragya Pallavi Commemorated India's Legalization of LGBTQ Sex with New Album Queerism

How Pragya Pallavi Commemorated India's Legalization of LGBTQ Sex with New Album Queerism | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

On September 6, 2018, singer Pragya Pallavi sat glued to her laptop with a group of friends. The Supreme Court of India was hearing a case that would determine the fate of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, an outdated law criminalizing homosexual sex with jail time and a fine. She had a feeling that the hearing would go well, but was still “surprised and relieved” when the court decided to overturn the law.

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On Being Young, Gay and Addicted in the 1970s

On Being Young, Gay and Addicted in the 1970s | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

“The Light Years,” a memoir by the artist Chris Rush, evokes his troubled youth in a wealthy Catholic family in New Jersey and his search for acceptance in the mountains of the Southwest.

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Savannah Rodgers: The rom-com that saved my life

Savannah Rodgers: The rom-com that saved my life | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Growing up queer in Kansas, Savannah Rodgers had limited exposure to positive portrayals of LGBTQ+ individuals in everyday life. In this personal talk, she examines the influence one queer film from the 90s had on her adolescence.

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Lovelytheband Fights for LGBTQ Rights in New ‘Maybe, I’m Afraid’ Video

Lovelytheband Fights for LGBTQ Rights in New ‘Maybe, I’m Afraid’ Video | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

“Everyone has insecurities and goes through trying times,” singer Mitchy Collins says

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Gitit Druyan's curator insight, 20 April, 14:03
This scoop is from https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/lovelytheband-fights-for-lgbtq-rights-in-maybe-im-afraid-video-824403/
The Rolling Stone is a monthly magazine. It was founded in San Francisco in 1967, and consider to be one of the most reliable sources of music news. 
This video is dealing with an important subject that many people, (men and women) are struggling with. I think that "Lovelytheband" is doing the right thing by releasing a video telling a story about a man that all his life has been struggling with his sexuality. It will help a lot of young people and maybe even kids to talk about their issues and leave a truthful life. 
Thank you, Lovelytheband. 
Keila Snyder's curator insight, 22 April, 03:18
I completely agree with this artists message. It uplifts those being knocked down in not just the entertainment industry but the society of today world wide. This is a credible source and it is used widely in the music industry.
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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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Keila Snyder's curator insight, 22 April, 03:28
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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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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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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Erasure’s Andy Bell Stars on New Stage Show, Queerteria TV in London

Erasure’s Andy Bell Stars on New Stage Show, Queerteria TV in London | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Queerteria TV is the latest installment in the performer’s project as his dystopian alter-ego, Torsten

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'The L Word' Creator Ilene Chaiken on LGBTQ Stories on TV

'The L Word' Creator Ilene Chaiken on LGBTQ Stories on TV | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

"It's still a predominantly white male world and there's still a scarcity of stories of marginalized populations being told," said the Emmy winner when discussing the revival of the groundbreaking drama at MIPTV.

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Why the Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A. is singing for survival

Why the Gay Men’s Chorus of L.A. is singing for survival | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles has been part of the fabric of the city for 40 years, but recent allegations of sexual misconduct and serious financial problems have forced the group into painful self-reflection. An attempt to start over comes this weekend.

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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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Revry wants to be the streaming service for and by LGBTQ people

Revry wants to be the streaming service for and by LGBTQ people | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Founded in late 2015, Revry markets itself as the first global LGBTQ streaming app, hosting more 4,000 hours of films, shows, podcasts and music.

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The World Premiere of Post-Apocalyptic Play Jack of Cups

The World Premiere of Post-Apocalyptic Play Jack of Cups | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Experimental Bitch Presents (EBP) is pleased to announce their 2019 mainstage production, the post-apocalyptic play Jack of Cups by Gabriel Rodriguez. The World Premiere runs May 31 – June 8 at The Flea Theater, with opening night slated for June 1 at 7:00 pm. Jack of Cups is directed by Rodriguez and Madeline Wall. Original music composed by Lukas Papenfusscline.

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LGBT Author Releases Children’s Book OM THE ENCHANTED: Big World, Little Om

LGBT Author Releases Children’s Book OM THE ENCHANTED: Big World, Little Om | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Author Mera Malik has released her first children’s book titled Om The Enchanted: Big World, Little Om, which talks about living in non-traditional households. There remains a lack of positive representation for LGBTQ families and children. The team behind Om the Enchanted: Big World, Little Om wants to change that by showing children what it is like to live in an LGBTQ family or to be different than other children you go to school with.

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QueerX Awards Nikita Dragun + Laura Linney’s World Premiere & Raymond Braun’s STATE OF PRIDE

QueerX Awards Nikita Dragun + Laura Linney’s World Premiere & Raymond Braun’s STATE OF PRIDE | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Premiere queer global streaming network Revry presents QueerX, the 4th annual queer music, film, and industry festival May 31st – June 2nd in West Hollywood, California, sponsored by Lexus.  Today QueerX announces its full star-studded line up of luminaries in the LGBTQ and media influencer communities with concerts, screenings, industry panels, parties, the Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest and the Revry Visibility Awards honoring entrepreneur and media maven Nikita Dragun, advocate and media personality Raymond Braun, and the star and creator of Netflix’s Special, Ryan O’Connell. 

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5 Amazing LGBTQ Books to Honor Stonewall's 50th Anniversary

5 Amazing LGBTQ Books to Honor Stonewall's 50th Anniversary | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

2019 marks fifty years since the Stonewall Riots, a series of spontaneous riots between the LGBT community and the NYPD in response to law enforcement raids on LGBTQ clubs and spaces. 

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Searching for 'Real Queer America' in Red States' LGBTQ+ Enclaves

Searching for 'Real Queer America' in Red States' LGBTQ+ Enclaves | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

While rural voters occupy media attention, journalist Samantha Allen explores how LGBTQ+ niches thrive in red states.

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Gregory Dillon's 'Alien Boyfriend' Video: Watch

Gregory Dillon's 'Alien Boyfriend' Video: Watch | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

In an increasingly crowded queer pop arena, Gregory Dillon is creating colorful splashes by matching his heavy voice to his light songs, with great effect.

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Grindr and pop superstar, LGBTQ activist Pabllo Vittar partner to create and offer exclusive content to the Grindr community

Grindr and pop superstar, LGBTQ activist Pabllo Vittar partner to create and offer exclusive content to the Grindr community | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The partnership will include exclusive Grindr and Pabllo Vittar video content and the release of new music to Grindr users before it's available to the general public. Grindr and Vittar will also work together to identify a project to support the LGBTQ community as part of the campaign. The partnership comes as Grindr celebrates a decade of helping users in virtually every country in the world to connect, thrive, and express their authentic selves.

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william copeland's curator insight, 23 April, 18:54
I think this is a very good step forward for the LGBTQ community, and I'm glad its something like Grindr that's doing it. The source is from Grindr itself, which I would consider very reliable, and an information source for those in the audio industry.
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Genderqueer/trans Actor Plays Blanche DuBois

Genderqueer/trans Actor Plays Blanche DuBois | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

An immersive new staging, featuring the first Genderqueer actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois - A Streetcar Named Desire - May 7 – 25 at MISTER ROGERS in Brooklyn - The Coven & Precariat Productions, in association with Wolfpack Theatrics, present a history-making new production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring a genderqueer/trans actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois.

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L.A. QueerX Fest (music/film/industry) Announces LineUp & Concert Headliner Brooke Candy+ Special Guests

L.A. QueerX Fest (music/film/industry) Announces LineUp & Concert Headliner Brooke Candy+ Special Guests | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Premiere queer global streaming network, Revry, is proud to present the 4th annual QueerX festival May 31st – June 2nd in West Hollywood, California. Formerly known as Out Web Fest, QueerX is the intersection of music, film, and industry.  Today, QueerX announces its 2019 Program lineup as well as the star-studded opening night concert headliners. The festival features luminaries in the LGBTQ and media influencer communities with concerts, screenings, industry speaker panels, parties, the Powerhouse Industry Pitchfest and the Revry Visibility Awards. 

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Gay-themed play sweeps British theatre prizes

Gay-themed play sweeps British theatre prizes | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

"The Inheritance", a play about the generation after the peak of the AIDS crisis, won best director and best actor

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Ben Platt Talks Debut Album, Gay Actor Stigma & Why Being LGBTQ Should Be ‘an Assumed Part of Reality’

Ben Platt Talks Debut Album, Gay Actor Stigma & Why Being LGBTQ Should Be ‘an Assumed Part of Reality’ | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

It comes up casually, as Ben Platt prefers. Tucked into “Older,” a theatrical juggernaut that doesn’t even try to hide the fact that the actor-singer introduced Evan Hansen to the world (because why would it?), the line is a personal aside expressed on an otherwise universal ballad about wishing to speed up time

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Lily Allen and Clean Bandit to headline new Irish LGBT music festival

Lily Allen and Clean Bandit to headline new Irish LGBT music festival | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The line-up for a new Irish music and arts festival aimed at the LGBT+ community has been announced today.

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