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Getting Straight About Gay History at Film Festivals

By Michael Cox | Monday Sep 9, 2013
In "Sufferin’ Till You’re Straight" a brassy drag queen gives a short, comedic history lesson of the LGBT community’s long struggle for equal rights in the face of social bigotry. And this short film is popping up in film festivals.

Venice: Arab Film Features Gay Protagonist

By Colleen Barry | Wednesday Sep 4, 2013
Writer and director Abdellah Taia believes he has given Arab cinema its first gay protagonist in his debut film "Salvation Army."

GLAAD Finds Movies Lag Behind TV in LGBT Roles

By Jocelyn Noveck | Wednesday Aug 21, 2013
We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, an advocacy group reports.

Which Gay Movie Inspired ’Girls’?

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jun 27, 2013
Guess which gay film "Girls" creator and star Lena Dunham said helped inspire create the breakthrough HBO show.

China Sensors ’Cloud Atlas,’ Deletes Gay Love Scene

By Louise Watt | Thursday Jan 24, 2013
Nearly 40 minutes have been chopped from the Hollywood film "Cloud Atlas" for Chinese audiences, deleting both gay and straight love scenes to satisfy local censors despite a movie-going public that increasingly chafes at censorship.

Alan Cumming Picks 5 Unconventional Family Films

Friday Dec 14, 2012
Out actor Alan Cumming picks and discusses five of his favorite unusual family movies

Drama on Aging Gay is Philippine Hope for Oscars

Wednesday Sep 26, 2012
A Philippine drama that explores the loneliness and missed opportunities of a 70-year-old gay man is testing local sensibilities about sexuality and, could be nominated for an Academy Award.

Turner Classics Announces Second Annual All Classics Cruise

Wednesday Aug 29, 2012
The 2013 TCM Classic Cruise will depart from Miami, traveling to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The five-night voyage aboard the luxurious Celebrity Constellation will include live appearances by Hollywood legends.

FilmOut San Diego: 14th Annual LGBT Festival

By Sylvia Rodemeyer | Sunday May 27, 2012
FilmOut San Diego will mark its 14th year as the area’s premier LGBT film festival this year. During the five-day film festival 40 films will be screened at the historic Birch North Park Theatre.

Highlights from the San Francisco International Film Festival, Week 1

Friday Apr 20, 2012
The 55th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 19-May 3 at the Castro Theatre, Kabuki Cinemas, SF Film Society Cinema, and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley) rocks its Castro opening night with Benoit Jacuot’s take on life at Versailles.