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Soul, Sin, Secrets & Scots: The Lavender Tube on new Black and gay series, and men in kilts

Soul, Sin, Secrets & Scots: The Lavender Tube on new Black and gay series, and men in kilts

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Feb 23, 2021

'Soul of a Nation' explores Black stories, 'It's a Sin' sears with '80s UK gay and AIDS stories, plus 'Tell Me Your Secrets' and 'Men in Kilts' tempt your television time.

Change-makers: The Lavender Tube on 'Equalizer,' 'Clarice,' and Christopher Plummer remembered

Change-makers: The Lavender Tube on 'Equalizer,' 'Clarice,' and Christopher Plummer remembered

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Feb 9, 2021

Queen Latifah's terrific in 'The Equalizer,' 'Clarice' brings back "The Silence of the Lambs" character, and the late Christopher Plummer is remembered.

Whitney Houston and her daughter remembered: new documentary explores the star's rise and tragic fall

Whitney Houston and her daughter remembered: new documentary explores the star's rise and tragic fall

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Feb 2, 2021

'Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: Didn't We Almost Have It All?' delves into more of the personal, human side of the legendary music icon Whitney Houston, her interpersonal relationships and the consequences of poor choices.

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
  • Jan 26, 2021

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.'

'Queer Japan's colorful mosaic Graham Kolbeins' - new documentary visualizes diverse Asian subcultures

'Queer Japan's colorful mosaic Graham Kolbeins' - new documentary visualizes diverse Asian subcultures

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 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.

Capitol viewing: The Lavender Tube on Speaker Pelosi's interview, Ma Rainey, Funny Boy and more

Capitol viewing: The Lavender Tube on Speaker Pelosi's interview, Ma Rainey, Funny Boy and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jan 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.

Best movies of 2020, part 2: LGBT cinema's best, plus honorable mentions

Best movies of 2020, part 2: LGBT cinema's best, plus honorable mentions

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 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.

2020's hindsight: The Lavender Tube's year in review

2020's hindsight: The Lavender Tube's year in review

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Dec 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.

Bombing 'The Prom'

Bombing 'The Prom'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Dec 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.

The Millions: The Lavender Tube on 'A Million Little Things,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' & Jonathan Capehart

The Millions: The Lavender Tube on 'A Million Little Things,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' & Jonathan Capehart

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Dec 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.

Holidays are a (fun) drag with BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon

Holidays are a (fun) drag with BenDeLaCreme & Jinkx Monsoon

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 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.

Being trans, playing gay; Hollywood & TV's evolution

Being trans, playing gay; Hollywood & TV's evolution

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 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.

Lawfully good: The Lavender Tube on SVU, Johnny Sibilly and more

Lawfully good: The Lavender Tube on SVU, Johnny Sibilly and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Dec 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.

The Yuletide's gay: new holiday TV movies

The Yuletide's gay: new holiday TV movies

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 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.