Film Review: Mama Gloria ★★★★

Luchina Fisher’s feature documentary Mama Gloria, currently making its New York premiere at the virtual 11th annual Athena Film Festival at Barnard College until March 14th and receiving its international premiere as part of the UK-wide 35th BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival starting next week, tells the captivating life story of Chicago's septuagenarian Black... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Trans in Trumpland ★★★1/2

At the start of each of the four episodes in the new docu-series Trans in Trumpland, streaming now on Topic, we hear the unsettling words of candidate Trump vowing, "I will do everything in my power to protect our L...G...B...T...Q citizens", as he struggles to utter those letters, followed by snippets of news reports of... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: pop star Mila Jam on her Fierce collaboration with Ultra Naté & Angelica Ross “it’s about empowerment & claiming your fierceness”

Today sees the release of electro pop anthem Fierce, a collaboration between singer-songwriter and DJ Ultra Naté, Pose actress Angelica Ross, and New York pop star and "artivist" Mila Jam. The dance track is a rallying cry, empowering listeners to be Legendary, Necessary and Extraordinary. Aiming to "enlighten, educate, and celebrate the trans community through... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Timothy Ware-Hill & Arnon Manor on their powerful Netflix animated short film Cops and Robbers “Black Lives Matter can’t just be a saying it has to be an act”

The gut-wrenchingly powerful, deeply moving and ultimately hopeful animated short film, Cops and Robbers, directed by Arnon Manor and Timothy Ware-Hill, was written and performed by Ware-Hill in response to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery earlier this year. Ware-Hill had initially filmed himself reciting his own impactful poem and posted the video to social media... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Equal ★★★★★

Equal is an ambitious, fast-paced, dynamic, creatively told, often gripping and frequently moving four-part docu-series landing on HBO Max this LGBTQ History Month to remind us that queer history in the USA did not begin and end with the Stonewall riots in June 1969. The final episode though, Stonewall: From Rebellion to Liberation, directed by... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Stephen Kijak showrunner of HBO Max’s LGBTQ+ rights docu-series Equal “there was queer history in the image making as well as the actual storytelling”

The Max original LGBTQ+ civil rights docu-series Equal premieres on HBO Max today, Thursday October 22nd. Dynamically and stylishly breathing life and potent emotion into queer history, the series recontextualises the Stonewall riots in the final episode, having set out in the previous three episodes the long, often hidden, fight for equality that came before... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Alexandra Grey on her new film Gossamer Folds “I hadn’t seen a lot of roles specifically written for Black trans women”

Lisa Donato's heartwarming drama Gossamer Folds, produced by Yeardley Smith, played in competition at last week's Bentonville Film Festival and will be available to stream for a limited time from this Thursday August 20th as part of the 2020 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival. Set in 1986 in the suburbs of Kansas City, the... Continue Reading →

Black Queer Town Hall hosted by Peppermint & Bob the Drag Queen June 19th – 21st

A three-day virtual Black Queer Town Hall event from NYC Pride in conjunction with GLAAD, hosted by Peppermint and Bob the Drag Queen, begins today at 6:30pm ET, aimed at supporting and raising funds for Black queer organizations and LGBTQIA+ performers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1xnfsZ7Xi0&feature=emb_title Black Queer Town Hall Day 1: Reflection Streamed on Facebook and YouTube, the... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Pier Kids ★★★★

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic — boy, am I tired of starting articles with those words — film festivals around the world are finding new methods of distributing movies to fans. An unexpected benefit of the situation is that festivals, which are by their very nature dependent on geography, open themselves up to film fans... Continue Reading →

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