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MINYAN: Coming Out Gay and Jewish

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  When queer documentarian Eric Steel  adapted David Bezmozgis ‘s short story MINYAN into his first feature film the narrative became much more personal.  Like the protagonist David (Samuel H. Levine) ., Steel grew up in a New York Jewish family in the 1980’s when being gay in the midst of an AIDS pandemic was … Continue reading



aGLIFF : the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities (and all entertaining) Film Festival goes VIRTUAL TODAY

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  The 33rd Edition  of aGLIFF the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival  opens today August  6th and runs to the 16th. aGLIFF 33: Prism, Austin’s oldest film festival foes VIRTUAL for the very first time will feature almost seventy films including features, documentaries, and shorts over two weekends while additionally hosting exclusive online … Continue reading



Ahead of the Curve : how Frances Stevens created the world”s best selling lesbian magazine

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  It’s a sad realisation of how segregated the LGBTQ community is when as a gay male you discover that you never heard of Frances “Franco” Stevens the powerhouse publisher/activist  who founded Curve Magazine, the best selling  lesbian magazine.of all time. This new movie corrects that somewhat as it shows how ground-breaking the magazine was … Continue reading



Trans In Trumpland : on our screens soon

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  Hot on the heels of Sam Feder’s excellent Netflix documentary DISCLOSURE comes breaking news about another investigation  into the ‘plight’ of  the trans community in the US.  Feder’s film is  an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender.  Whereas … Continue reading



Life Is Easy : until you swap bodies with you BF

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  Life Is Easy  is a manically paced farcical web series  from New Zealand that puts its own cute spin on the old ‘B Movie’ dilemma of body swapping.  Written by and starring pansexual actress Chye-Ling Huang and out gay actor Cole Jenkins as Jamie Li and Curtis. It’s the story of  a young gay … Continue reading



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