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We need a heroine or three: The Lavender Tube on LGBT TV characters, the new Batwoman and more

We need a heroine or three: The Lavender Tube on LGBT TV characters, the new Batwoman and more

By Victoria A. Brownworth

GLAAD's report on LGBT representation on TV shows isn't great news, but some show's new seasons bring us a bi Batwoman, Zoey's singing gay pals and Dan Levy hosting 'SNL.'

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By David-Elijah Nahmod | January 19, 2021

Graham Kolbeins' new documentary 'Queer Japan' is a colorful and sometimes dizzying portrait of LGBT life in several major Japanese cities, starting with Tokyo.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | January 12, 2021

We kept thinking of all the folks who told us that President Trump would never instigate a coup as we watched a simple roll call vote turn into an attempt to subvert the election and kill the Vice President and Speaker of the House.

By Brian Bromberger | January 5, 2021

2020 will go down as a banner year for lesbian-themed films, both in terms of quality and visibility. Four of my picks for best queer movies of 2020 were lesbian-oriented and two others came very close to making the final cut.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | December 28, 2020

The past year included a feast of LGBTQ characters, story lines, comings out, and media representation. 'Dispatches from Elsewhere,' 'Killing Eve,' 'Cucumber/Banana' and 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' are among the best shows still available to watch.

By Gregg Shapiro | December 21, 2020

Ryan Murphy has entered the musical film fray with his big screen version of the 2018 musical 'The Prom,' but stumbles with his well-intentioned adaptation of the story about has-been celebs invading a high school prom to champion a teen lesbian.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | December 15, 2020

The best gift we are getting this holiday season is that 2020 is almost over. Whatever higher power you worship, say a prayer of thanks for that. 'A Million Little Things,' 'Grey's Anatomy' and news show are covered.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | December 8, 2020

Make the holidays a drag, in a good way, as BenDeLaCreme and Jinkx Monsoon offer up 'The Jinkx and DeLa Holiday Special,' a one-hour musical extravaganza, now available online.

By Jim Provenzano | December 2, 2020

The news of Elliot Page's coming out as transgender spread across the internet. At the same time, with less fanfare, actor Viggo Mortensen raised eyebrows with his defense of playing a gay character. Both show how LGBT actors and portrayals are evolving.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | December 1, 2020

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's intense drama, Big Sky's race controversy, Johnny Sibilly's fun show, and more TV hits and misses are covered.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | December 1, 2020

Once again, holiday movies will abound on your TV screens for the Christmas season, but this year there's a bit of a queer twist to the festivities. For the first time, holiday films made especially for queer-inclusive families air this season.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | November 18, 2020

The new ABC thriller 'Big Sky' features a trans charactcer, 'Candyland' offers sweet silliness, 'Grey's Anatomy' confronts COVID-19, and more in our television column.

By Brian Bromberger | November 10, 2020

'Proud' portrays the evolution of a family over three decades, using important gay rights decisions in France as markers for significant events in the character's lives. 'Bare' documents an all-male nude dance created by Thierry Smits in 2016.

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