The remarkable film about Ilhan Omar the 1st American Somalian woman to be elected to Public Office

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Filmmaker Norah Shapiro talked to queerguru about her wonderfully uplifting documentary Time For Ilhan that is the story of an extraordinary Somali woman Ilhan Omar who, against seemingly insurmountable odds, was elected to the Minnesota State Legislature (Interestingly enough her campaign staff was packed full of gay men & women)

The interview was filmed with Roger Walker-Dack at Provincetown Film Society & Festival where it won the HBO Audience for Best Documentary



To Inspire To Be Yoursef

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  The founder of Bulgaria’s LGBTQ group  Single Step  Ivan Dimov said that the new stunning video that they have just released was based on a vision he had a year ago.   It was of a young man in distress standing on the edge of a cliff. And he takes one crucial step. The video encourages people all … Continue reading



For black gay men in US the chances of contracting HIV are 1 in 2

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The leading UK newspaper The Guardian has made a mini-documentary about what they call the hidden HIV epidemic in America.  Reporter Leah Green went to Atlanta which has a very large black gay community and discovered that if you are a gay, black man in America today, your chances of contracting HIV are 1 in 2.  That is in sharp contrast … Continue reading



When did queers become gay……and why?

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  Have you ever wondered how and why the LGBTQ community adopted the word ‘gay’ to describe ourselves?  Well, the PBS digital channel Origin of Everything dug deep to find out where the word originally came from, looking at the early uses, and when it evolved into something pertaining to sexual orientation.  So now you know.  Or you … Continue reading



Reclaiming the Pink Triangle

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  To mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Vangardist Magazine has teamed up with Mauthausen Memorial and Serviceplan Group to pay attention to the little-known history of what went on in this Nazi concentration camp in Austria. Mauthausen was specifically built to imprison and murder anyone the Nazis deemed undesirable, including homosexual men, … Continue reading



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