Franco has identity (how a person self identifies), orientation (one’s biological/organic predisposition), and expression (one’s gender presentation in relation to gender norms) mixed up and treating them s if they are one and the same thing.
I fully support independent filmmaking as a powerful tool in telling LGBTQ stories and I’m happy to sign on as a supporter of this film. With a little over a week to go, the film needs your help to meet the fundraising goal.
I generally use the abbreviation LGBTQ instead of LGBT or GLBT or Gay. For me, the Q matters. If you aren’t using it, you are probably stuck in an outdated framework and understanding of our rainbow collective of communities.
But in the midst of this ‘life as political advocacy,’ there is the real stuff that is just life, and most central to that is anything connected with how we come to understand ourselves and who we are as human beings. This list of films is one small part of that as these individuals share films that were important to them.
the play marks the turning point where Tom’s journey out into the world is inevitable, and outside of this smothering, life sucking and overbearing family, he would begin to explore and find the person who is deep within him.
I am a sponsor for ReelQ because LGBTQ stories matter, because LGBTQ voices matter, and one of the most crucial things we do as a community to promote real equality is to become a more cohesive supportive whole that values all members. Seeing, listening, and sharing our stories is one path towards that end.
While Marriage Equality news overflows these days taking most of our attention, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, and lied supporters must remain focused on striving for full equality, and to do that, we need to better explore how we support our youth as they grapple with their sexual orientation and gender identity and come out.
The Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, ReelQ, is just around the corner, and I wanted to post my top six reasons to attend the annual film festival. I’ve been attending the festival since 1986 or 1987 and have enjoyed many wonderful movies and tremendous memories. If you have a reason you love the film festival I haven’t listed, how about add it as a comment below. These are in no particular order. Mingle with a different[Read More…]
The annually occurring Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival is just around the corner, and once again thomascwaters.com will be sponsoring a film! Which film? you will have to keep checking my posts to find out! But I wanted to alert you to the opening night film on Friday October 10, 2014. The film is entitled “Blackbird” and stars Mo’ Nique who you may remember from the film “Precious.” Here’s the trailer: It turns out[Read More…]
In a very real way, the performance is about five- or an infinite number of stories- rather than the four listed, and the audience becomes the performers. I marveled at watching the performance viewers become creators, printing and coloring as they enjoyed some food, drink and company