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'Noah's Arc' returns, comic corrections: The Lavender Tube's animated discussion on representation

'Noah's Arc' returns, comic corrections: The Lavender Tube's animated discussion on representation

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 30, 2020

Black Lives Mattered in recent broadcasts, and casting decisions in animated series; plus, the popular 'Noah's Arc' will enjoy a new episode and online cast reunion.

Larry Kramer's legacy: Author, playwright, ACT-UP cofounder

Larry Kramer's legacy: Author, playwright, ACT-UP cofounder

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 23, 2020

Not only did Larry Kramer's writings and protests save millions of lives by shifting national health policy on AIDS, enabling effective treatment to reach PWAs, but his literary works mark a pivotal time in American gay lives.

African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series with Colman Domingo

African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series with Colman Domingo

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 17, 2020

African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series premieres online June 20 with actor, writer, and director Colman Domingo.

'Gay USA,' the historic 1977 film, is now on Vimeo

'Gay USA,' the historic 1977 film, is now on Vimeo

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 17, 2020

Step back in time to 1977 and enjoy Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.'s historic documentary 'Gay USA.' The fully restored film conveys the passion, anger, and defiant optimism of a community under attack, with rare footage of marches in San Francisco and the U.S.

A Secret Love: Lesbian couple in documentary covers amazing decades

A Secret Love: Lesbian couple in documentary covers amazing decades

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 16, 2020

While seemingly a family affair, 'A Secret Love' doesn't shy from tense squabbles and disturbing history, showcasing the steadfast devotion and fidelity of these two women's relationship, paralleling the entire arc of modern LGBTQ history.

PBS 'American Masters' showcases compelling Pride Month documentaries

PBS 'American Masters' showcases compelling Pride Month documentaries

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 13, 2020

In celebration of Pride Month, PBS will stream and broadcast five compelling documentaries about author Lorraine Hansberry, playwright Terrence McNally, chef James Beard, Dr. Margaret Chung, and musician Gladys Bentley.

Frameline44 announces Pride Showcase lineup June 25-28

Frameline44 announces Pride Showcase lineup June 25-28

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 10, 2020

Frameline44 announces its Pride Showcase lineup June 25-28, will stream online this year, and the four-day film festival includes a diverse array of features, documentaries and short films.

Trio of early queer films stream online via The Roxie and Kino Marquee

Trio of early queer films stream online via The Roxie and Kino Marquee

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 8, 2020

Three rarely screened 'bent' film classics will stream June 12 on the Roxie's website. 'Victor and Victoria,' 'M├Ądchen in Uniform' and 'Michael' show decidedly queer portrayals in the 1930s.

Life with Leon Acord: new book chronicles the life of a gay actor

Life with Leon Acord: new book chronicles the life of a gay actor

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jun 2, 2020

In his new book 'Sub-Lebrity: The Queer Life of a Show-Biz Footnote,' actor and former San Franciscan Leon Acord, now a resident of Hollywood, chronicles his life as an openly gay theater actor and a performer in low budget independent film.

'Rainbow Tomatoes' highlights LGBT media coverage of historic films

'Rainbow Tomatoes' highlights LGBT media coverage of historic films

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 2, 2020

In honor of Pride Month, Rotten Tomatoes, the film and TV review website, focuses on several historic LGBT publications' coverage of historic films, including the Bay Area Reporter.

Film: Clementine's darling

Film: Clementine's darling

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 26, 2020

Fans of slow-paced tension will probably find something to like about 'Clementine,' a new lesbian-themed indie film by writer-director Lara Jean Gallagher.

Online Extra: Dekkoo announces Jury, Audience winners of queer short film contest

Online Extra: Dekkoo announces Jury, Audience winners of queer short film contest

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 25, 2020

Dekkoo, the premiere subscription-based streaming service dedicated to gay men, announced its jury-selected winner and audience favorite short films as part of its 'Love & Distance' short film competition.

'Crip Camp' - How a disability summer camp changed the world

'Crip Camp' - How a disability summer camp changed the world

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 12, 2020

'Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution' co-directed by Nicole Newnham and James LeBrecht, has been released on Netflix and should be on your must-view quarantine list.

Brando laid bare: William J. Mann's 'The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando'

Brando laid bare: William J. Mann's 'The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 12, 2020

There's little left out of William J. Mann's superb biography of Marlon Brando. In The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando, Mann gets into the psyche of the late screen icon and lets readers know what made Brando tick.