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HOMO-SAY-WHAT – a history of institutionalized homophobia

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The very next day after queer filmmaker Craig Bettendorf and his crew celebrated Treading Yesterday’s world premiere at Dances with Films in Hollywood, the euphoria quickly disappeared.  It was the night of the mass-killing at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando. The bitter irony (if that’s the right word) is that ‘Treading Yesterday’  Web Series … Continue reading



For They Know Not What They Do

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  Daniel Karslake’s powerful and disturbing documentary serves as a wake-up call for the parts of the LGBTQ community that may be getting complacent.  At the very beginning of his film Karslake is eager to point out to us that the Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage was hardly the end of our fight for equal … Continue reading



Dominant Chord : a choice between being gay or being a star

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  One of the last few remaining bastions of homophobia appears to be country music.  The few brave souls that find the courage to stick their heads above the parapet take every possibility of just been shot out of the water as they watch their careers either subside or even totally disappear. Take the case … Continue reading



Tremors (aka Temblores )

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  For his sophomore film TREMORS, which is also the 2nd movie from Guatemala with an LGBTQ story line, the award-winning  writer/director Jayro  Bustamante was met with some resistance at the casting stage when over 80% of the local actors refused to play a gay man.  He needn’t have worried though as he chose the … Continue reading



Giant Little Ones

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    Teenagers Franky (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas (Darren Mann) have been best friends since kindergarten and are totally inseparable.  Both are handsome jocks who are on the school swim team together and very popular with all the girls in their class.  Then one drunken night after they have celebrated Franky’s 16th birthday, the two … Continue reading



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