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Leo Adef’s SAFE : a stunning short doc on Berlin’s queer Ballroom scene

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  As a queer journalist sometimes you kick yourself when quite by chance you discover something truly wonderful that you really should have known about and celebrated before.  In this case it’s not a ‘thing but a person. Leo Adef is an Argentinean filmmaker and photographer based in Barcelona.  On a visit to Berlin to … Continue reading



The Beauty President : the real story of the drag queen who ran against Bill Clinton

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  If Joan Jett Blakk had her way back in 1992 then William Jefferson Clinton would have never have been the 42nd President of this USA. Ms Blakk was an African-American openly gay drag queen….. the alter ego of queer activist Terence Alan Smith… and she was running as a write-in presidential candidate at the … Continue reading



I’ll Cry Tomorrow : surviving the AIDS pandemic in 1989

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  Living through the AIDS pandemic is still a very tough topic to confront especially for those who still suffer from survivor guilt. We however believe that uncomfortable as it is to deal with such a catastrophic time, it is, whether we like it or not, a crucial part of the history of the LGBTQ … Continue reading



FAG – Short film about homophobia

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  French queer filmmaker Olivier Lallart’s 35 min film is one of the most powerful dramas which homophobia we have seen for a long time   Shot in 2019 in the Oise, the film starts from a love story between two young boys to describe the mechanism of homophobia fueled by rumor. After playing the … Continue reading




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