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From Hollywood to Capitol Hill, here are 12 trailblazing queer Latinos

From gay Afro Latino lawmaker Ritchie Torres to transgender “Pose” star Mj Rodriguez, queer Latinos are making both history and waves in a number of fields. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are just 12 trailblazers you should know from both the LGBTQ and Latino communities . The Puerto...
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Is Mike Rowe based?

I appreciate his subtlety though. He stands on principles instead of events or platforms or candidates. Absolutely a "teach a man to fish" guy, in many aspects. He is a really chill and based patriot in real life. He's always tried to remain apolitical, as it should be for someone...
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‘Hating Peter Tatchell’ shines a light on the world’s hardest working activist

The powerful documentary Hating Peter Tatchell is now available to watch on Netflix in Australia and New Zealand. Produced by Veronica Fury from WildBear Entertainment’s Brisbane office, directed by Gold Coast based Christopher Amos, and executive produced by Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Hating Peter Tatchell tells the powerful and inspiring true story of Peter Tatchell, the controversial human rights campaigner whose protests rocked the establishment, revolutionised attitudes and laws on homosexuality, and exposed tyrants and injustice across the globe.

Movie Review – The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed in this review are solely those of Marlon Wallace and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of WBOC. World of Wonder produced the documentary The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000). It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. World of Wonder is best known for its films and television shows that contribute to LGBTQ representation. The subject of its 2000 film was an evangelist that came from people who saw homosexuality as a sin, yet she was accepting of LGBT views and reached out to HIV and AIDS patients. This film is essentially an adaptation of that documentary, written by Abe Sylvia who worked on a TV series called Filthy Rich (2020), which is a series that centered on a woman who seemed very much inspired by the titular character here. It was about a TV evangelist who became mired in scandal, a scandal that was brought upon her due to the misdeeds of her husband.

7 straight, cis actors who took on queer roles – from acclaimed to offensive

From Cate Blanchett to James Corden, straight actors playing queer roles continues to be a hot topic of debate. All the way back in 2005, a little film called Brokeback Mountain was released in cinemas. It immediately won rave reviews, as critics heaped praise on its straight stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal for daring to depict gay male intimacy.

Lament for the Femme: The Complex Role of Femininity in Gay Male Representation

What does it mean to be gay? It’s just a biological trait. Our brains and hormones are wired for attraction to specific people. For some, it’s a defect, and for others, it’s an evolution. Either way, gayness is a natural occurrence. But like other innocuous traits such as skin color, society attaches labels and expectations. Being gay carries a heavy weight due to the images attached to it by society. This weight applies to gay male representation. The representation helps construct the image that is then attached to the individual.

Chris Colfer reveals which character in his new book A Tale of Sorcery is openly gay — and why it's so important

Something wicked this way comes to your local bookseller when Glee alum Chris Colfer's third installment of his bestselling A Tale of Magic series lands on shelves next week. Not only does the highly-anticipated A Tale of Sorcery continue the epic saga of the first two entries, but it also introduces Colfer's first featured out character in his overarching The Land of Stories universe. EW got an exclusive look at A Tale of Sorcery, and spoke to Colfer about the potency of writing an openly gay character in a children's book.

10 years after ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell,’ cadets see progress

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Kelli Normoyle was nervous as she arrived at the Coast Guard Academy campus in Connecticut in 2008. She had come out as a lesbian to a few friends near the end of high school, but she faced a military environment where “don’t ask, don’t tell” was still the policy prohibiting gay people from serving openly.

Kenya film board bans gay documentary, calling it 'an affront'

NAIROBI, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Kenya has banned a documentary about a gay Kenyan man's struggle to be accepted by his family and country, saying it was blasphemous and an affront to the constitution. The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) announced a prohibition on the exhibition, distribution, possession or broadcast...