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Steve Grand: Spend less time on my underwear, more on my music

Friday, July 31, 2015
In a recent facebook post, Steve Grand writes: "I am a colorful, complex, deeply flawed, ever-evolving young man."
"It would be nice if any other aspect of my life/work as an artist/advocate got a fraction of the press I get for wearing a bathing suit by gay media." ...

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“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway: Women, please keep making things

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Filmmaker Jill Soloway
"There is a real all-out attack on us having subjectivity," Soloway says, "so I just beg everybody to be relentless in their pursuit of their voice." ...

New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Khader Abu Seif (far left), Naeem Jiryes and Fadi Daeem, protagonists of the documentary movie "Oriented"
Khader Abu Seif's struggles as a gay Arab Israeli citizen are the subject of his documentary "Oriented," touted as the first to focus on gay Palestinian citizens. ...

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Gyllenhaal: Heath Ledger was extremely passionate about gay rights

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhall in Brokeback Mountain, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.
"He was extraordinarily serious about the political issues surrounding the movie," Jake Gyllenhaal told Out magazine. ...

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Jake Gyllenhaal on marriage equality: “It is so beautiful”

Thursday, July 23, 2015
A beefed-up Jake Gyllenhaal in his new film, Southpaw.
On the 10th Anniversary of Brokeback Mountain, Jake Gyllenhall candidly reveals his views on marriage equality. ...

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‘I Am Cait’ debuts as a docuseries with a broader purpose

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner, center, stands trackside to watch the seventh race as the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club opened its annual summer meet in Del Mar, California.
There's not a scene in the premiere that doesn't seem stage-managed -- but there's something more substantial going on here. ...

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‘I Am Jazz': a transgender girl plus a family that loves her

Monday, July 13, 2015
In this July 8, 2015 photo, transgender teen Jazz Jennings, 14, left, poses with her mother Jeanette in New York.
Since being interviewed on ABC's "20/20" by Barbara Walters at age 6, Jazz Jennings has emerged as a leading advocate, role model and explainer for the transgender community. Now she's opening the door to her everyday routine on "I Am ...

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Review: ‘Tangerine’ a vital peek into unseen LA street lives

Monday, July 6, 2015
Mya Taylor and Kiki Kitana in a scene from Sean Baker's "Tangerine."
Shot entirely with iPhones, writer-director Sean Baker’s fifth feature is an urgent, intimate look at a day in the lives of two transgender prostitutes. It illuminates Los Angeles’ fringe-living, often unseen characters: the hookers and dope fiends, the late-night cab ...

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Caitlyn Jenner to write weekly column on LGBT issues

Monday, July 6, 2015
This image, provided by courtesy of E!, shows Caitlyn Jenner in the first official promotional trailer for the new documentary series, "I Am Cait," in Southern California. The show premieres Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 9 p.m. PDT on E!
Jenner’s spokesman said the columns on the celebrity content website WhoSay are part of Jenner’s effort to explore matters of concern to the LGBT community. ...

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PBS documentary ‘Growing Up Trans’ explores possibilities, unknowns facing transgender youth

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
This image released by PBS shows transgender teen Ariel in a scene from "Growing Up Trans", from the "Frontline" series airing on PBS on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. “Growing Up Trans” explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever and their parents are now experiencing it.
"Growing Up Trans" explores the transgender phenomenon as younger people than ever (and their parents) now experience it: a frontier of possibilities and unknowns, and a minefield of high-stakes choices. ...

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