Thousands of revellers gather in Sydney, Australia to watch the annual gay and lesbian Mardi Gras parade. Highlights of the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2013 celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex pride.
If you haven’t yet seen This Must Be The Place starring Sean Penn, you may have already seen the poster — which features Penn looking mournful and somewhat like a gayer version of Robert Smith from The Cure.
The story is about 50-year-old former rock star Cheyenne, who still dresses ‘Goth’ and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father brings him back to New York, where he discovers his dad had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off.
This is a beautifully filmed and humorous story about a very eccentric man — who like many queer people, lives on the fringe of what is considered “normal” — as he goes on a of life-changing journey.
This small cast and crew have really decided to play into the modern age and even may I say the Grindr age? Based on a group of Brooklyn lesbians all connecting through and iPhone app, this promises to be interesting web series to say the least. Despite my internal snigger about the name (scissr, lesbians, really? I know it provokes one immature giggle in you too) I am impressed by what this crew seems eager to create. The cast give off a great bubbly air and the writer, Lauren Augarten, has a fantastic attitude in their proposal video. Laura herself has been bouncing around the theatre scene in America for a few years and this could lead to great things for the young multi-talented artist. Having reached their goal of three thousand dollars they are still appealing to the crowd out there to pitch in and help fund the end of the series, because no one wants to go only half way. Quality film is expensive to create and crowd funding has really had a wonderful effect on bringing small projects like this to life. This project really aims at showing lesbians as they truly are, real people with things in their world other than “being gay” which I think is a very important lesson. There are a lot of stereo types out there and anyone who wants to help bust them wide open has my thumbs up.
‘Stay with us,’ new Latter-Day Saints website urges gay Mormons.
In an effort to encourage understanding and civil conversation about same-sex attraction, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has launched the website "Love One Another: A Discussion on Same-Sex Attraction" (www.mormonsandgays.org). It features a number of videos from people who share real experiences from their own perspectives on a sensitive and sometimes emotionally charged topic.