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I Loves You Porgy ….. live on PBS Great Performances on July 17th

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  We may be spoilt for choices with so much culture now being streamed online right now, but here is one real treat we would not dream of missing.  This Friday, July 17, PBS’s Great Performances will present the Metropolitan Opera’s 2019 production of George and Ira Gershwin and DuBose and Dorothy Heyward’s Porgy and Bess.  Directed by … Continue reading



In the Family : what happened when a gay man was outed by his teacher

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  Some days if feels like the Lockdown has empowered people to create so many new online possibilities we may never want to leave our houses ever again. Today the Webby Award-nominated PBS Short Film Festival returns for a ninth year from Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 24 to all PBS and station digital platforms, including … Continue reading



Tom Shepard @ UNSETTLED : Seeking Refuge in America

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TOM SHEPARD started his excellent and unsettling documentary about the plight of a handful of LGBTQ refugees in what we now wistfully call the ‘good old days’ i.e. pre 2016.  Up to then this country stood by its centuries old policy of giving refugee to all those in need.   His cameras show us the risks that refugees are prepared to take to escape persecution and death back home to try to be one of the lucky few that our very reluctant Administration will allow in .

Then we learn that even if they do eventually make it here, that  their struggle is in fact  far from over, as the system is stacked so heavily against them,

On the eve of the documentary being  broadcast by PBS and the World Channel, Queerguru talked with Shepard about the impact his compelling film was making, and also about the continuing tragic queer refugee situation 

 

 

 

P.S. You may also like to to check out Queerguru’s full review of the film 

 

Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America



PBS screens UNSETTLED: Seeking Refuge in the US

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  With so much of PRIDE month being celebrated online this year out if necessity it is giving us a wealth of excellent programming ……. and most of it free. Next week PBS are mounting  a screening of UNSETTLED  Tim Shepard’s  powerful message about the plight of LGBTQ refugees.  Prior to that to  mark World … Continue reading



Every Act of Life : the story of Terrence McNally the great American playwright

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  The celebrated 78-year-old playwright TERRENCE MCNALLY has enjoyed such a packed life with his roller-coaster career and a love life that itself could be the stuff that dramas are made off, so it was a tough challenge for filmmaker JEFF KAUFMAN to squeeze it all into 90 so minutes the length of his new profile.  The end result is an affectionate and … Continue reading



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