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Uncle Frank : a mature coming-out story to grab your heart strings

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  Since he won an Academy Award for writing American Beauty  in 1999  openly  gay writer/director/producer Alan Ball has been focusing on creating new work for television.  His groundbreaking series such as Six Feet Under and True Blood swept up Golden Globes and also won Ball a very loyal following too. Now he is back … Continue reading



No Ordinary Man : the story of trans pioneer BILLY TIPTON

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  It seemed perfect timing to watch “No Ordinary Man” during Trans Awareness Week as its the story of musician Billy Tipton who has iconic status in the trans community. Tipton’s story starts with his death in 1989 when after decades living as a closeted trans man, his ‘secret’ was discovered and his very successful … Continue reading



The Slutcracker : Ballet meets Burlesque

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”   It’s impossible to believe that the very first performance of Tchaikovsky‘s most famous ballet in 1892 was a flop.  The poor ballerina who was dancing as the Sugar Plum Fairy was criticised for being “corpulent” and “podgy”.  We not sure if that critic was alive now and saw Vanessa White’s new production  what … Continue reading




It’s Just In My Head

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  This new cute short film is the writing/directing debut of Romanian Marius Gabriel Stancu who’s daytime job is the Festival Manager of The Open Reel a major European distributor of LGBTQ films  It’s a story that so many gay men can relate too personally, but in most cases it didn’t always end on such … Continue reading



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