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  Haven Chicago presenting first-ever Festival Au Cinema on Aug. 26-28

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (August 8, 2022) — Haven Chicago is pleased to present its first annual Festival au Cinéma, the company's new platform for visionary and innovative filmmakers and media artists staking their claim in the future of ...


 
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  Chicago filmmaker releases documentary about activist, writer Joseph Beam

A Chicago filmmaker's desire to learn more about the quote "Black men loving Black men is a revolutionary act" led him to a community of writers and activists who helped tell the story of the man ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Jane Lynch, Dwayne Johnson, 'Star Trek,' Beyonce, Shea Coulee

NBC has renewed the Jane Lynch-hosted game show Weakest Link for a third season, Variety noted. Season three will run for 20 episodes. The series is based on a British format distributed by BBC Studios that ...


 
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  TELEVISION 'They/Them' cast members reflect on making the film

They/Them (pronounced "They-slash-Them") is a new 2022 film from Blumhouse Productions in which the terrors of an LGBTQ+ conversion camp invade the lives of a diverse group of young people who spend a summer together. The ...


 
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  Actress Anne Heche in critical condition after car crash

Actress Anne Heche reportedly crashed her car into a house in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on Aug. 5, setting both the vehicle and the house on fire, according to CNN. She is now ...


 
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  TELEVISION Darwin Del Fabro ('They/Them') talks horror, love scenes and inner strength

Queer Brazilian singer/actor Darwin Del Fabro is one of the cast members of the horror movie They/Them (pronounced "they-SLASH-them")—a slasher movie (get it?) set ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"Mike, you's in danger, man."—Whoopi Goldberg paraphrases her line from Ghost (or, as Barbara Walters always called it, The Ghost) in response to Pence's former aide Marc Short revealing what almost happened to the VP on ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Comic Con, WNBA player, Timothee Chalamet, Kate McKinnon

Out Magazine listed at least seven LGBTQ+-related characters and projects that were unveiled at San Diego Comic Con. Some of them include Michaela Coel (from TV's I May Destroy You) as a queer character in the ...


 
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  Gene Siskel Film Center running 'Pioneers of Queer Cinema'

In partnership with the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. Clark St., presents differing, often radical explorations of sexual orientation and gender identity in the series "Pioneers of Queer Cinema." ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"First of all, I'm glad to have a president who can ride a bicycle."—Pete Buttigieg's response to Rep. Troy Nehls' quip that Biden "falls off bicycles." Anyone can sue over anything. There is no guilt or ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Broadway, 'Game of Thrones' prequel, Dexter Mayfield, Shania Twain

The Broadway League announced that theaters will continue their recently adopted mask-optional policy for audiences at least through August, Deadline reported. The mask-optional policy—in which audiences are encouraged but not ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Queen + Adam Lambert, Spider-Man, 'Victoria's Secret,' 'Friends'

Queen + Adam Lambert announced details of "Rhapsody Over London"—an exclusive concert spectacular filmed live at London's O2 Arena during their current sold-out European tour that will premiere live on July 24 via Kiswe's global streaming ...


 
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  WORLD Slovenia marriage item, Antigua and Barbuda, Berlin mosque

In Slovenia, the Constitutional Court legalized same-sex marriage and adoptions after finding a law under which only heterosexual partners can marry and same-sex couples cannot adopt children to be in contravention of the constitutional ban on ...


 
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  A League of Their Own series slides into Prime Video

Inspired by the 1992 film A League of Their Own, a new eight-episode series of the same name is set to premiere on August 12, 2022, on Prime Video. ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ JoJo Siwa, NFL player, gay country singer, 'Bliss,' MGK

LGBTQ+ teen sensation JoJo Siwa will guest-star in the third season of Disney+'s hit series High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Out Magazine noted. She will play Madison, a Camp Shallow Lake alum. Also, Corbin ...


 
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  Actor Ezra Miller supposedly housing people at firearm-filled farm

Non-binary actor Ezra Miller is allegedly housing a young mother and her three small children at a Vermont farm, which is allegedly littered with firearms, ammunition and marijuana, according to a Page Six item that cited ...


 
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  TELEVISION 'A League of Their Own' screening July 2 in Rockford

-- From a press release

ROCKFORD, Illinois — June 22, 2022 — Prime Video and the City of Rockford will team up to host a free advance screening of the upcoming Prime Video original series A League of Their Own. The ...


 
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  Chicago Philharmonic launches 2022-23 season

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, IL - (June 20, 2022) Chicago Philharmonic has announced its 2022-23 symphonic season on the heels of a 2021-22 season that ended with the sold-out Chicago Premiere of Marvel Studios' Black Panther in Concert. The ...


 
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  Gloria Allen screening/gathering to take place June 23

A film screening/community gathering to honor the late trans icon Gloria Allen (also known as Mama Gloria) will take place Thursday, June 23, 6-8 p.m., at the South Side Community Art Center, 3831 S. Michigan Ave. ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"u don't know my alphabet."—Sexy Lukas Gage (from The White Lotus; Love, Victor; and the rebooted Queer as Folk) tweets his response to criticism that Hollywood shouldn't hire him to play LGBTQIA+ roles. When asked to ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Lightyear,' celebrity event, LGBT runner, Mariah Carey

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Pixar's latest film Lightyear is hitting theaters, and it has a special moment for gay fans—a same-sex kiss between the character Hawthorne (voiced by Uzo Aduba) and her female partner—that almost didn't happen, Out Magazine note ...


 
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  Spacey charged with sexual assault; UK hearing set for June 16

British authorities have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault and a further offense, Deadline reported. The actor has also been charged with causing a person to "engage in penetrative sexual activity without ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Jodie Comer, 'Queer As Folk,' trans film, Tom of Finland photos

Jodie Comer—the Emmy- and BAFTA-winning actress perhaps best known for playing LGBTQ+ assassin Villanelle on BBC America's Killing Eve—will make her Broadway debut next spring in Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller, Deadline noted. ...


 
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  Rebel Wilson comes out as LGBTQ+ [UPDATE]

It's fitting that, during Pride Month, actress Rebel Wilson has seemingly come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. On June 9, Wilson shared an Instagram post beside her new love, with the caption: "I ...


 
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  WTTW celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month with special content

WTTW recently released its schedule of special programming in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. Highlights include: True Colors: LGBTQ+ Our Stories, Our Songs (NEW) Wed., June 8 at 9:30 pm Offering a unique look at the ...


 
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  2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards & Movie & TV Awards unveiled

-- From a press release

New York, New York: (June 5, 2022) - The 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, honored the biggest and brightest stars in movies and television with an epic, one-night only global event ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"My mother says that she will not sleep with anybody over the age of 25."—Rocco Ritchie talking about Madonna. This tidbit came courtesy of Dame Joan Collins—who prefaced the quote by saying "We were with her ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Variety list, Billy Porter, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janelle Monae

In honor of Pride Month, Variety published "55 Queer Artists and Decision-Makers to Know in 2022." A few of those on the list include Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey; actor Sara Ramirez (And Just Like That…; Grey's ...


 
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  'King Richard' actress Ellis talks about being bisexual

King Richard actress Aunjunue Ellis talked with Variety about being part of the LGBTQ+ community. On March 24, the Oscar nominee accepted honors at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards. Emblazoned on the left arm ...


 
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  Jussie Smollett back to work; BET+ plans to show his directorial debut

Embattled former Empire actor Jussie Smollett is back to work after being convicted of faking a hate crime in Chicago earlier this year, ABC 7 Chicago reported. Smollett, 39, makes his directorial debut in the movie ...


 
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  Kevin Spacey charged with sexual assault in the UK

In the United Kingdom, embattled actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of "causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent," Variety reported. The decision ...


 
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  MOVIES 'George Michael: Freedom Uncut' to be released June 22

Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing will release the movie George Michael: Freedom Uncut as a global event on Wed., June 22—and it's fitting that the documentary about the late gay singer will air during Pride ...


 
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  Actor/model David Pevsner challenges age and body stereotypes in recent book

When writing his recent book—Damn Shame: Desire, Defiance and Show Tunes—actor/model/filmmaker David Pevsner noticed three themes coming to the fore: body shame, sexuality and ageism. "All three of those are ...


 
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  Siskel to show 'Judy Garland Summer Centennial Retrospective'

This June and July, the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., will celebrate Judy Garland to mark the 100th anniversary of her birth (June 10, 1922). The Judy Garland Summer Centennial Retrospective will involve ...


 
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  Five Worth Finding: Chocolate festival, lesbian sci-fi film, 'Smahtguy'

—The Long Grove Chocolate Festival: The beloved Chocolate Festival will return to the historic streets and parkways of downtown Long Grove for the first time in three years, May 20-22. Chocolate lovers can experience so much—including ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Queer playwright, LGBTQ+ films, BMI Pop Awards, new superhero

Jeremy O. Harris, the queer Tony-nominated author of Slave Play, has been named the presiding playwright for the 2023 Yale Drama Series Prize—one of the theater world's most prestigious playwriting honors, Deadline noted. Harris joins the ...


 
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  Peacock to debut horror film 'They/Them' on Aug. 5

Peacock announced that its new original film They/Them (pronounced "They-slash-Them), from Blumhouse will premiere Friday, Aug. 5. The LGBTQIA+ horror film, formerly known as Whistler Camp, is a queer empowerment story ...


 
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  FILM 'The Adventures of Priscilla' to show nationwide on June 2

Iconic Events Releasing will kick off Pride Month with a special nationwide rerelease of MGM's classic 1994 Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Screenings will take place in select theaters nationwide on ...


 
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  COMEDY Netflix holds 'Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration'

On May 7, Billy Eichner hosted Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival's "Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration" at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. The historic celebration featured LGBTQ+ comedy legends and emerging talent. Highlights included ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Hacks,' 'Love, Victor,' Indy 500, Ariana DeBose, queer singers

Queer, non-binary actor Carl Clemons-Hopkins (they/them and he/him) told Out Magazine he is elated with the warm reception received by the show Hacks and his character. "When I started in this years and years ago, there ...


 
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  Members of the Jane Collective abortion underground to reunite for 'The Janes' screening May 19

-- From a press release

CHICAGO, Illinois — In the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion set to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Doc10 today announced that original Jane Collective members will reunite for the ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Broadway Rising,' Webby Awards, 'Kinky Boots,' Tom Ford

The upcoming documentary Broadway Rising will have its world premiere on June 13 at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, Playbill noted. The documentary follows theater subjects—ranging from stage doorman to actors—on their journeys back to the ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Lily Tomlin, 'The Color Purple,' Walter Mercado, Janelle Monae, Loki

Video below

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, legendary actress/comedian Lily Tomlin discussed a variety of topics, including comedy and the Oscars. About the Academy Awards, she said, "I sometimes think they shouldn't be able to tread ...


 
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  Billy Masters

"I'd never done that before—on camera, at least. … I don't think."—Harry Styles discussed shooting sex scenes for his upcoming movie My Policeman (with both Emma Corrin and David Dawson) and Don't Worry Darling (wit ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Glamorous,' Jake Gyllenhaal, Alice Walker, queer singers, trans film fest

Three years after The CW passed on Glamorous, Netflix has picked up the redeveloped series about a young gender nonconforming queer man, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The streaming giant has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series ...


 
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  Judith Light to receive GLAAD's Excellence in Media Award

GLAAD announced that multiple Tony- and Emmy-winning actress, producer and activist Judith Light will receive the Excellence in Media Award that will be presented by queer performer and Oscar winner Ariana DeBose at the 33rd Annual ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ JoJo Siwa, Indigo Girls, singer Bitch, 'Shahs of Sunset'

The Fox show So You Think You Can Dance unveiled its new judging lineup, and LGBTQ Dancing with the Stars runner-up JoJo Siwa will be part of it, per Out Magazine. Siwa will be joined at the judge's table by Glee ...


 
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  FILM/TV Molly Shannon talks about her gay father, LGBTQ projects and new book

Chicago Humanities Festival is hosting a very special night at Harris Theater with entertainers Molly Shannon and Jonathan Van Ness in two separate appearances. While Van Ness has a Queer Eye, Shannon has played queer and ...


 
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  Will Smith banned from Oscars for the next decade

On April 8, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced that actor Will Smith will not be allowed to attend the Academy Awards for the next 10 years, as a result of his slapping comedian Chris Rock on stage ...


 
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  VIEWPOINT Mixed reactions to Will Smith's slap

By now, everyone has seen or heard about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars for making a tasteless and misogynistic joke about his wife's short hair resembling Demi Moore's buzzcut in the 1997 movie ...


 
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  The dynamic Daniels dig into diversity with Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a movie made for everyone that combines science fiction, comedy and drama in a visual spectacle that will certainly leave a lasting impression on viewers. It's a story about a ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Lil Nas X, out comedian, Ariana DeBose, Abercrombie & Fitch film

Six months after Lil Nas X "gave birth" to his debut album, Montero, his "baby registry" fundraising has resulted in a lot of money raised, Queerty noted. Established in the weeks leading up to Montero's release, ...


 
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  Will Smith resigns from Academy

On April 1—two days after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' (AMPAS) Board of Governors initiated self-described "disciplinary proceedings" against Will Smith over his slap of Chris Rock ...


 
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  MOVIE REVIEW 'Better Nate Than Ever' is better than anything

The Disney Company—embroiled in controversy for donations to right-wing politicians in order to continue operating in Florida and for its response to the "Don't Say Gay" bill—has produced Better Nate Than Ever, streaming on Disney+ start ...


 
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  Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock, Williams family

Will Smith has apologized to Chris Rock after he slapped him at the Oscars on March 27, saying his behavior was "unacceptable and inexcusable," per the BBC. "I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris," ...


 
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  A slap might overshadow other Oscar 'firsts' this year

There were several historic "firsts" at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony on March 27—a win from Ariana DeBose, an openly queer woman of color, and the first Best Picture winner, CODA, to feature a largely deaf ...


 
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  Billy Masters: Oscars, Will Smith, Steve Grand and more

"Imagine this little girl in the backseat of a white Ford Focus. Look into her eyes—you see a queer, openly queer woman of color. An Afro-Latina, who found her strength in life through art. And that's ...


 
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  MOVIES Jared Leto, 'Diana: The Musical' win Razzies

Netflix has put out award-winning material—and it can now add the Golden Raspberry Awards (or "Razzies") to its list of "honors," Entertainment Weekly noted. On March 26, the Razzies—given for the worst films and performances of ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ 'Hocus Pocus 2,' 'Moon Knight,' queer dating show, Daddy Yankee

Hocus Pocus 2 is adding RuPaul's Drag Race queens Kahmora Hall and Kornbread "The Snack" Jete, Entertainment Weekly noted. EW has confirmed through a source close to production that the drag superstars joined the Hocus Pocus ...


 
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  FILM/TV Janora McDuffie: Black queer actress set to make Oscars history as announcer

Janora McDuffie has accomplished many things during her career, including being on many TV series, including Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Veronica Mars, Firefly and New Girl. However, on Sunday, March 27, the queer actress will be ...


 
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  Jonathan Van Ness, Anita Hill, John Waters part of CHF series in April and May

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is back with in-person events in April and May—and there's a wide variety of guests lined up for its series. Some of the featured guests will be advocate and legal scholar ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Lizzo, Jamie Lee Curtis, George Michael, Met Gala, Pixar

Singer Lizzo showed her support for the trans community recently, per LGBTQ Nation. In her keynote speech at the South by Southwest Festival, the Texas-native spoke out against her home state for its recent move to ...


 
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  'CODA' wins top PGA; Moreno, Berlanti take stances

CODA won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures at the Producers Guild Awards (PGAs) on March 19, Deadline noted. The movie (whose title means "Child/ren of Deaf Adults" also is ...


 
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  LGBTQ+ film/TV critics group names Dorian Award winners

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics announced the winners of its 13th Dorian Film Awards, again honoring movie content, from mainstream to LGBTQIA+. Netflix's queer western The Power of the Dog lassoed three major prizes, ...


 
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  Nina Escobedo: Bringing a passion for costumes to Chicago's TV and film industry

Content sponsored by DCASE/Chicago Made

Nina Escobedo credits her grandmother for sparking the childhood interests that ultimately led to her becoming a professional costumer working in Chicago. "My grandmother taught me to sew at the age of four," recalled Escobedo. "It ...


 
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  Celebrities voice support for LGBTQ+ students at religious schools

-- From a press release

Alan Cumming, Dominique Jackson, Michael Urie, and Margaret Cho are among the celebrities shining a light on how taxpayer dollars are being used to fund LGBTQ+ discrimination at faith-based schools and colleges. In a new PSA, ...


 
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  Chicago Made brings film and TV production opportunities to residents

Content sponsored by DCASE/Chicago Made

Chicago is continuing to boom as a center for film and television production. Last summer alone, some 15 productions added nearly $700 million to the city's local economy. This was due to filmmakers, studios, and networks ...


 
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  Alex Diamond learns from Chicago P.D. work for filmmaking future

Content sponsored by DCASE Chicago Made

Assistant Director Alex Diamond jokes that his professional abbreviation, "A.D.," should really stand for "Anxious Director." "We always have to think of what could go wrong, and what could be an issue," explained Diamond, a graduate ...


 
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  TransLash launches 'Trans Bodies, Trans Choices' film series

-- From a press release

New York, New York (TRANSLASH.ORG) March 14, 2021 As a critical Supreme Court ruling on abortion looms, today TransLash Media launched Trans Bodies, Trans Choices, a month long film series and ...


 
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  FILM/TV Awards wrap-up: BAFTAs, Critics Choice

It definitely is that time of the year: awards season. The BAFTAs (British Academy Film Awards) took place March 13 at London's Royal Albert Hall, returning to an in-person event after going virtual in 2021 due ...


 
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  Actor William Hurt dies at 71

William Hurt who garnered three consecutive Oscar nominations for Best Actor in his movies for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Children of a Lesser God (1986) and Broadcast News (1987), winning for his gay role in ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Copyright lawsuits, 'Power of the Dog,' 'Survivor,' Kacey Musgraves

Sam Smith and Normani are facing a copyright lawsuit over their 2019 hit "Dancing With a Stranger," filed by three songwriters who say the song is "strikingly similar" to an earlier track with the same name ...


 
-GLAAD-to-grade-film-studios-in-Studio-Responsibility-Index-after-corporate-inaction-around-anti-LGBTQ-legislation

  GLAAD to grade film studios in Studio Responsibility Index after corporate inaction around anti-LGBTQ legislation

-- From a press release

Los Angeles, CA — GLAAD announced additional and immediate evaluations of Hollywood film studios to be incorporated into its annual Studio Responsibility Index, a study that analyzes LGBTQ representation in releases by eight major film studio ...


 
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  The Lost Daughter,' 'Red Rocket' among Spirit Award winners; LGBTQ+s underrepresented

The Lost Daughter, a psychological drama that is the directing debut of Maggie Gyllenhaal, was named the best feature at the 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards, Variety noted. Red Rocket's Simon Rex and Zola's Taylour Page ...


 
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  John Cameron Mitchell bites into new Joe Exotic role

There's a new Tiger King on TV, with John Cameron Mitchell taking on the role of Joe "Exotic" Schreibvogel for Peacock's Joe vs. Carole, a comedy/drama based on the popular Netflix docuseries Tiger King. This talented ...


 





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