William Haines : Hollywood’s forgotten queer Hero

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  William (Billy) Haines was a Hollywood queer legend.  The only openly gay movie star who defied the major Studio’s blatant homophobia, and yet from 1930-1933 was their most successful male star.  In fact this record as the Number One Box Office Star who was/is openly gay sadly remains unchallenged some 85 years later. Haines … Continue reading



Britains first-ever gay TV program 23 years ago was such a hoot

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  In 1995 the UK National broadcast the august BBC launched the country’s very first all gay TV show.  Gaytime TV was a  late night comedy and lifestyle magazine that naturally was completely groundbreaking at the time, and although they managed to secure excellent guests like Harvey Fierstein and Martina Navratilova for the very first … Continue reading



Paul Flynn’s GOOD AS YOU : From Prejudice to Pride: 30 Years of Gay Britain is a terrific read

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In his review of 30 years of gay, pop culture, Paul Flynn begins with an auspicious moment in 1984 and the confluence of two, groundbreaking songs.  “Smalltown Boy” by Bronksi Beat and “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, were released in the same year.  The former was an achingly beautiful take on the pressures of … Continue reading



50 Years of Fabulous

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  For his documentary feature debut filmmaker, Jethro Patalinghug has turned his cameras on one of the oldest LGBT organizations in the country, the Imperial Council also known as the Imperial Court System.  Patalinghug takes a look at its glorious history as it celebrates its 50 year anniversary and now starts to question if there is still place for it in … Continue reading



San Diego Gay Bar History

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Filmmaker Paul Detwiler’s documentary on the history of gay bars in San Diego is a story that is very similar to that from many other urban areas in the US who have seen the rise and fall of their number of establishments in the past few decades. He starts his film in the aftermath of WW2 when … Continue reading



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