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  MOVIES Ruby Rose talks new film 'The Doorman,' LGBTQ actors

In the new movie The Doorman, out actress Ruby Rose (TV's Orange Is the New Black and Batwoman; movies such as John Wick: Chapter 2 and Pitch Perfect 3) stars as the titular character in an ...


 
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  Alliance of Illinois Judges hosting 'Coming Out Stories'

In celebration of National Coming Out Day (which took place Oct. 11), the Alliance of Illinois Judges (AIJ) unveiled the short film Coming Out Stories. Coming Out Stories features members of the judiciary sharing coming out ...


 
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  Matthew-Lee Erlbach talks Be An #ArtsHero, career, other endeavors

Writer, actor and filmmaker Matthew-Lee Erlbach is on a mission to get financial relief to the many arts workers and institutions impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Erlbach is calling on U.S. senators to sponsor the DAWN ...


 
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  Director's cut of 'But I'm a Cheerleader' will be out Dec. 8

People can celebrate the 20th anniversary of a classic lesbian film when But I'm a Cheerleader: Director's Cut arrives on Digital 4K Ultra HD on Dec. 8, from Lionsgate. From Primetime Emmy-nominated director Jamie Babbit ...


 
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  Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival names winners

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Reeling is pleased to announce the winners of the 38th annual Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. The festival was held virtually this year from September 24 to October 7. The event included ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Diversity report, Zachary Quinto, 'Schitt's Creek,' Mariah Carey

In a new report from the UCLA-based Center for Scholars and Storytellers titled "Beyond Checking A Box: A Lack of Authentically Inclusive Representation Has Costs at the Box Office," researchers found that bringing authentic diversity to ...


 
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  Pride Fall Film Festival Oct. 12

Eight short films, including work by new directors, some using new technology (iPhone 11, Filmic Pro), in explore sexual orientation and gender identity across cultures and among male and female-identifying ...


 
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  Filmmaker Ric Burns explores life of neurologist/writer Oliver Sacks

For documentarian Ric Burns, whose work includes New York: A Documentary Film, American Ballet Theatre and VA: The Human Cost of War (and who co-produced and co-wrote The Civil War), the tumultuous life of gay neurologist ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"It's terrifying. It's scary. We have to get out and vote."—Lil Nas X's response to the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Michael Bloomberg has found a way to help Joe Biden get more votes in Florida: ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Bradley Cooper, Spice Girls, greatest albums, film 'The Glorias'

Bradley Cooper has found his onscreen partner and a new title—Maestro—for the Leonard Bernstein film he will star in and direct for Netflix, Deadline reported. Carey Mulligan has been cast as Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, wife ...


 
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  Reeling 2020 Reviews

For complete festival information and to buy tickets, visit reelingfilmfestival.org/2020. Ratings are on a **** scale but I'm a tough grader, so nothing gets over ***. Note: This year's installment of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International ...


 
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  MOVIES 'Cicada' flies into virtual film festivals this fall

Set in New York City, a queer-centered movie called Cicada is now hitting virtual film festivals and explores complicated relationships with a backdrop of childhood trauma. Ben and Sam meet at a bookstore and a journey ...


 
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  Chicago focus of 'City So Real' TV event running Oct. 29

National Geographic Documentary Films announced that the critically acclaimed five-part documentary series from Participant and Kartemquin Films, City So Real, will air in an unprecedented one-night, five-hour, commercial-free event on ...


 
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  Ruth Bader Ginsburg films out Sept. 25

As a tribute of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and legacy, Focus Features and Magnolia Pictures will be re-releasing On the Basis of Sex and RBG—both films about Ginsburg—Friday, Sept. 25 in theaters, ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Julia Child movie, Janelle Monae, 'Ammonite,' Harry Styles

David Hyde Pierce will star opposite Sarah Lancashire in Julia, HBO Max's drama pilot about the famous chef, trailblazing cookbook author and TV personality, Deadline reported. He replaces Tom Hollander, who originally had been tapped for ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"The fact is, I'm a cheerleader for this country. I love our country. And I don't want people to be frightened. I don't want to create panic."—Donald Trump. No offense to any leaders of cheers out ...


 
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  MOVIES Reeling goes online for 2020 edition

The pandemic did not stop officials from Chicago Filmmakers, the organization behind Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, from planning a diverse program of feature-length and short-subject narrative and ...


 
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  MOVIES David Pevsner brings performance to home screens

Although Los Angeles-based performer David Pevsner's solo performance piece Musical Comedy Whore! is technically a one-man show, Pevsner takes care to differentiate it from others. "I think people are kind of surprised by it, [thinking] that ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' Matt Bomer, 'Mr. Soul,' Lil Nas X, Halsey, Dave Koz

SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' Matt Bomer, 'Mr. Soul,' Lil Nas X, Halsey, Dave Koz COMPILED BY ANDREW DAVIS FX's award-winning series Pose is planning to return to production in October, Variety noted. Production on season three was halted ...


 
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  Reeling 2020 reviews

For complete festival information and to buy tickets, visit http://reelingfilmfestival.org/2020. Ratings are on a **** scale but I'm a tough grader, so nothing gets over ***. Note: This year's installment of Reeling: ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Star Trek,' Julianne Moore, benefit album, 'To Wong Foo'

The producers of Star Trek: Discovery announced that next season they will be introducing the first nonbinary and trans characters in the history of the Star Trek franchise, Advocate.com noted. Nonbinary character Adira, played by Blu ...


 
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  Resisterhood, Democracy through female, LGBTQ+, minority lens, streaming Sept. 22

--From a press release

Washington, D.C. — Sept. 1, 2020 — Examining the ongoing reverberations of the 2016 U.S. presidential election from a women's perspective, Resisterhood is a compelling and impactful documentary urging us all to use our voice and ...


 
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  MOVIES New documentary visits 'House of Cardin'

It took a queer eye to bring the new documentary House of Cardin to life. Husbands and business partners Todd Hughes and P. David Ebersole have directed a history of designer Pierre Cardin. Viewers of the ...


 
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  LGBTQ+ actor Hank Chen talks OneWheaton, Tyra Banks and Robin Williams

Hank Chen is an actor and—perhaps more interestingly to people in Chicagoland—is a co-founder of the LGBTQ+ group OneWheaton, which consists of LGBTQ+ students and alumni of Wheaton College. Two of his recent credits include Life-Size ...


 
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  Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Fest announces program

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Reeling will celebrate its 38th anniversary this fall with a new virtual edition of the second-oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the world. Showing 30 features, 54 shorts across eight shorts programs from 21 countries, ...


 
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  Filmmakers look back at pioneering movie 'Transsexuals'

Chicago-based Media Burn Archive presented an online screening of the rarely-seen 1971 documentary Transsexuals Aug. 27, and hosted members of its original crew, who presented insights on both its production ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ #ReadOutProud, Mj Rodriguez, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Lopez

Non-profit organization Pride and Less Prejudice (PLP) has launched a #ReadOutProud fundraising campaign video with LGBTQ celebrities including Adam Rippon, Nicole Maines, Darryl Stephens, Patrik-Ian Polk, Theo Germaine, Nikki Blonsky ...


 
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  'The Boys in the Band' on Netflix Sept. 30

More than 50 years after Mart Crowley's play became an unexpected smash hit for putting gay men's lives center stage, The Boys in the Band will premiere on Netflix on Wed., Sept. 30, in a new ...


 
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  Screening, talk regarding 1971 film 'Transsexuals' Aug. 27

Chicago-based Media Burn Archive will present a free virtual screening of the 25-minute 1971 documentary film Transsexuals on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m. CT. The filmmakers noted in a press release that the film's title ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"It wasn't me."—Kathy Griffin's tweet after reports that there was a shooter outside the White House I'm more than a little bit psychic—but you already knew that. Last week, I bemoaned life without The View. (The ...


 
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  MOVIES 'Disarm Hate' features LGBTQ+ gun-control activists after massacre

Narrated by the iconic actor Harvey Fierstein, the film Disarm Hate seeks to create awareness about gun violence against the LGBTQ+ community following the 2016 Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando that took 49 lives as the ...


 
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  MUSIC Performer Jane Badler helps present late son's musical vision

Actress/musician Jane Badler said that her late son, Harry Hains, was someone who was "in a different vibration." "He never fit in," said Badler, who is perhaps best known for her role as the villainous alien ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Janet Mock, 'Pose,' Joan Jett, Sam Smith, 'Digging Up Dorothy'

Transgender writer/director/author Janet Mock is teaming with actor Jeremy Pope (who has received an Emmy nod for his role in the Ryan murphy miniseries Hollywood) on a new drama called Scandalous!, Out.com noted, citing Deadline ...


 
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  Documentary about Miss Continental pageant released

Independent nonprofit filmmakers The Reporters Inc. have released The Queens—a feature-length documentary celebrating the transgender women of the internationally revered Miss Continental female impersonator pageant. Nearly a decade in the ...


 
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  LGBTQ performers and stories among 2020 Emmy nominations

Streaming services and cable networks were well-represented among the Television Academy's 2020 Emmy nominations, which were announced July 28. Netflix led the pack with 160 nominations, followed by HBO, which had 107. LGBTQ programming and creative ...


 
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  MOVIES Reeling taking place virtually Sept. 24-Oct. 4

The 38th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival will be held as an online virtual event from Sept. 24-Oct. 4. Chicago Filmmakers, the presenting organization of Reeling, made the decision to go virtual ...


 
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  31st Annual GLAAD Awards airs virtually; Lil Nas X, Dolly appear

The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards aired virtually July 30. Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere co-hosted the event. Some celebrities who appeared were Lil Nas X, Dolly Parton, Dan Levy, Kandi Burruss, Cara Delevingne, Kaitlyn Dever, ...


 
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  Wizard World postponed until June 24-27, 2021

Wizard Entertainment, Inc. announced that its Wizard World Chicago convention, originally scheduled for Aug. 20-23 at Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, has been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The revised dates ...


 
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  NATIONAL Trans teacher, Billy Porter, TGNC home, gay police officer

Michigan honored a transgender educator as teacher of the year, LGBTQ Nation reported. The Michigan Department of Education announced at a virtual meeting that Owen Bondono—who teaches ninth-grade language arts at Oak Park High School, near ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ John Waters, Billy Eichner, 'Trans & Nonbinary Kids Mix,' RuPaul

Gay filmmaker John Waters (Serial Mom; Hairspray) is the latest face of the French fashion brand Saint Laurent, Out.com noted. He appears in a suit from the brand with black shades, shot by David Sims. "My ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE PHOTOGRAPHY Peter Bussian focuses on New York's trans community

Peter Bussian is a visual artist who continually promotes international themes in his work. He's been published in The New York Times, LA Times, Paris Match and O: The Oprah Magazine, among others. Several galleries in ...


 
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  MOVIES Film probes Chechen's anti-LGBTQ atrocities

The Toronto-based LGBT-rights advocacy Rainbow Railroad hosted an online discussion of the HBO documentary Welcome to Chechnya on July 16. That film, which premiered last month, details both hostilities facing LGBTQ persons in that Russian state, ...


 
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  Studio Responsibility Index reveals mix of high, low numbers

GLAAD released its eighth annual Studio Responsibility Index (SRI)—a report that maps the quantity, quality and diversity of LGBTQ characters in films released by the eight film studios that had the highest theatrical grosses from films ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ: Ellen, Scooby-Doo, 'Survivor,' LGBTQ singers, Andy Cohen

The executive producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show are responding to claims that employees experienced a toxic environment while working on the popular daytime talk show, USA Today noted. In interviews with BuzzFeed News, one current ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Seth Rudetsky, LGBTQ films, Janelle Monae, trans singer

Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series—the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art ...


 
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  Welbon invited to join Motion Picture Academy

Local Black lesbian filmmaker Yvonne Welbon was among the 819 artists and executives invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The 2020 class is 45 percent women, 36 percent underrepresented ethnic/racial communities ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"I might as well ask you what your paychecks are. Paul, what's your penis size?"—Chris Evans interviews Paul Rudd and asks the two most sensitive questions you could ask an actor. Paul answered, "It's even bigger ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE MOVIES Queer filmmaker has 'Mucho Mucho Amor' for famed astrologer

For generations, Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado has brought hope and the future for many families over the years. He grew up a dancer, an actor in theater and starred in many telenovelas before his unique ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Paris Jackson, GALECA nods, Halle Berry, Jennifer Holliday

More than 274,000 people have signed a Change.org petition to prevent the distribution of the indie film Habit, which critics say is "Christianophobic garbage," USA Today noted. "A new blasphemous Hollywood film is predicted to come ...


 
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  INTERNET Juan Pablo Di Pace: Life's all about the small things in 'Minutiae'

The coronavirus pandemic has put many things on hold—but has also led to creative output from individuals who may not otherwise have had time to produce such projects. Such is the case with Juan Pablo Di ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Terrence McNally, Latino/a/x musicians, singer Harry Hains, Lena Waithe

Tony-winning actors Billy Porter and Rita Moreno, along with director Jeff Kaufman, will celebrate Terrence McNally on Wed., July 1, at 8 p.m. CT, with the International Documentary Association (IDA) ...


 
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  PODCASTS 'A Queer Serial' delves into LGBTQ history

Devlyn Camp, the host of A Queer Serial podcast, is preparing for season two, continuing the stories of milestones in LGBTQ history before the Stonewall Riots. The show explores the world of lost LGBTQ history through ...


 
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  TELEVISION Dashaun Wesley spills the tea on HBO Max's 'Legendary'

"Ladies, gentlemen and genderqueers" exclaims Dashaun Wesley as host and emcee for the new ballroom culture reality-competition show Legendary, on HBO Max. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he came out at 14 and visited Christopher Street ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE TELEVISION Brian Tanen talks about 'Love, Simon' spinoff 'Love, Victor'

Ready to binge a new queer-centered television series that had a spoonful too much gay sugar to let the medicine go down for Disney? Well, Love, Victor might be the cure you are looking for to ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE Miss Lawrence talks new song, activism and Lee Daniels

Reality-show personality Miss Lawrence has built a diverse career in acting, singing and activism. Growing up in Atlanta, Lawrence pursued hairstyling, which led to owning salons where celebrities such as Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta ...


 
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  Music Box, Kino Lorber hosting film 'Proud'

To honor Pride Month, the Music Box Theatre and Kino Lorber are presenting Philippe Faucon's three-part episodic cinema event Proud as a Virtual Cinema presentation. The Virtual Cinema experience was created to assist temporarily closed independent ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Lee Daniels, 'Walking Dead' star, Sylvester, Richard Simmons

Openly gay producer/director Lee Daniels (TV's Empire; producer of the movie Monster's Ball) said he was the original director of the Oscar-winning film Brokeback Mountain, but couldn't get the film made as "nobody wanted to see ...


 
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  TV: Sam Feder, Laverne Cox discuss trans documentary 'Disclosure'

Disclosure is a new original documentary debuting on Netflix in time for Pride season. Through a series of movie and television clips plus personal interviews, Disclosure gives a history of the depiction of the transgender community ...


 
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  Music Box, Kino Lorber hosting film 'Proud' starting June 19

To honor Pride Month, the Music Box Theatre and Kino Lorber are presenting Philippe Faucon's three-part episodic cinema event Proud as a Virtual Cinema presentation, beginning Friday, June 19. The Virtual Cinema experience was created to ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Lady Gaga, 'Pride Castle,' Terrence McNally, LGBTQ film

When Lady Gaga's Chromatica album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, it not only marked the superstar's sixth chart-topper, but also just the second chart-topping album by a woman in 2020, Billboard noted. ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Ruby Rose, Tamron Hall, actors come out, Billy Porter, Sondheim

Out actress Ruby Rose finally spoke out on her shocking decision to leave Batwoman after one season, NewNowNext.com noted. "I didn't want to not acknowledge everyone involved and how big this was for TV and for ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Trans movie, Diana Ross, GLAAD study, celebrities take stand

The Netflix original documentary Disclosure will launch Friday, June 19, a press release noted. Directed by Sam Feder and executive produced by Laverne Cox, Disclosure shows how the fabled stories of Hollywood deeply influence how Americans ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"Hate and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people started long before Trump and Pence took office. Defeating them will not solve the problem, but it is an essential first step in order to resume our march towards equality."—Joe ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Rufus Wainwright, LGBTQ films, Billy Porter, Janelle Monae

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright unveiled the latest single from his eagerly anticipated new pop album, Unfollow the Rules, a press release noted. "Alone Time" is available now at all DSPs and streaming services; an official companion ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Idol' alum, PBS series, LGBT film, concert series, Bad Bunny

Openly gay American Idol alum David Hernandez has premiered his new song—"Sorry"—and the accompanying music video, a press release noted. "Sorry" is described as "a metaphoric letter to those David has hurt in the past as ...


 
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  'Matrix' co-creator cites Chicago LGBTQ organization in tweet

Matrix co-creator Lilly Wachowski cited Chicago LGBTQ organization Brave Space Alliance in a tweet, Variety noted. The transgender director was not happy that Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump were quoting her movie. Tesla and SpaceX CEO ...


 
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  FILM Eric Rosen, from About Face to the movie 'Netuser'

Eric Rosen is entering the world of movies with his short-film thriller, Netuser. However, theater fans in the Midwest, and especially Chicago, will remember Rosen from his time as co-founder and artistic director of About Face ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"Billy, you are a new find of mine. I'm now your biggest fan."—Paul Shaffer—yes, THAT Paul Shaffer—after showing up to surprise my guest, the legendary Darlene Love. Yet another typical episode of "Billy Masters LIVE!" I'm ...


 
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  MOVIE REVIEW 'A Secret Love' shines for a new generation

Netflix's new documentary A Secret Love is the story of a relationship between two lesbians named Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel that began in the late '40s. For almost seven decades, even some of their family ...


 
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  NUNN ON ONE DRAG Eureka O' Hara,'Here' and now

Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, David Huggard transformed into drag personality Eureka O'Hara and began performing in the local gay club called New Beginnings. Competing in the pageant system around town prepared them for a future ...


 
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  MOVIES Young gay filmmaker debuts LGBT romantic drama

A gay Massachusetts-based filmmaker will release his new LGBT-themed feature film, which he produced for the unheard-of sum of $400, to YouTube in late May. Director Josh Cox, 20, based the new film, Summer of Mesa, ...


 
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  Gene Siskel Film Center to host virtual movie trivia

CHICAGO—As the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago continues to offer streamed programming through its Film Center from Your Sofa streaming series and virtual Q&As through Screen to Screen, ...


 
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  NEIU adds footage to Japanese-American Redress Collection

Northeastern Illinois University's (NEIU's) Ronald Williams Library has added newly digitized video footage of the Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (CWRIC) hearings to its Japanese American ...


 
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  Dekkoo holding queer short-film contest

Streaming service Dekkoo is launching an LGBTQ short-film challenge in which creators could win a cut of $10,000 in prizes, a press release announced. Interested persons should shoot and submit a short film (maximum length: five ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Homecoming' series, virtual concerts, Janet Jackson, Jeffree Star

The critically acclaimed series Homecoming returns for its second season Friday, May 22, on Amazon Prime Video with a new mystery and a new star: Janelle Monae, a press release noted. Her character wakes in a ...


 





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