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Making the Boys

Why are we still haunted by ‘The Boys in the Band?’

Monday, June 27, 2011
When The Boys in the Band opened off-Broadway in 1968, homosexuality was still classified as a mental illness. The play’s behind-the-scenes peek at gay men in their natural habitat was fascinating to audiences and greeted with enthusiasm from the gay community. [ Read more → ]

‘Becoming Chaz:’ Bono’s transformation chronicled in new documentary

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
A new documentary premiering Tuesday chronicles a year in the life of Chaz Bono, and his physical transition from female to male. [ Read more → ]

‘The Bully Project’ captures ‘year in the life’ of bullying victims, families

Sunday, April 17, 2011
"The Bully Project" is the first feature documentary film to explore “a year in the life” of bullying. The film captures the distress of bullying victims, the frustration of their parents, and in some cases, the overwhelming grief when bullying ends a life. [ Read more → ]

Prayers for Equality: An interview with Sigourney Weaver

Sunday, February 13, 2011
In our struggle for equality, we are so often met with the question “Can people really change?” We so frequently run up against the wall of having a conversation with someone who seems unmovable. And sometimes, the sad truth [...] [ Read more → ]

Why can’t gay actors win Oscars?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
If there really is no difference between a straight actor playing a gay role and a gay actor playing a gay role, there shouldn't be any valid reason for gay actors in gay roles to not get nominated, right? Wrong. [ Read more → ]

Johnny Depp reveals Disney hated his ‘gay’ portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
In a new interview, Oscar nominated actor Johnny Depp reveals that Disney hated his "gay" portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow, and that he once quipped to film executives that all his characters "are gay." [ Read more → ]
Vince Vaughn in "The Dilemma"

Vince Vaughn defends gay joke in upcoming film; GLAAD rebuffs actor, criticizes Universal

Sunday, October 17, 2010
GLAAD rebuffed a statement this week by Vince Vaughn in which the actor defended controversial dialogue in the upcoming film, "The Dilemma," and criticized Universal Pictures for not making good on its promise to pull the film's trailer from theaters. [ Read more → ]

’8: The Mormon Proposition’ — In theaters, film focuses on Mormon efforts to pass Prop 8

Monday, June 21, 2010
The controversial film “8: The Mormon Proposition,” which harshly criticizes the Mormon Church for campaigning in favor or California’s ban on same-sex marriage, opened in select theaters Friday. Focused on the 2008 passage of California’s Proposition 8, Director Reed Cowan’s documentary has struck a nerve... [ Read more → ]

Court injunction delays ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ U.S. release for the fifth time

Saturday, June 5, 2010
The U.S. release of Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor's gay love story, I Love You Phillip Morris, has been postponed once again. Originally screened at Sundance in January 2009, the indie comedy was scheduled to be released this year in February… then in March, then... [ Read more → ]

‘A Team’ star Rampage Jackson’s bad attitude extends off-screen: ‘Acting is kind of gay’

Thursday, June 3, 2010
Pride of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and a former light-heavyweight champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson will make his acting debut as Sgt. Bosco "Bad Attitude" Baracus in the upcoming big-screen version of "The A-Team" -- but Jackson's bad attitude appears to be more than just an... [ Read more → ]
MaGregor and Carrey in "I Love You Phillip Morris"

U.S. release of ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’ delayed again — indefinitely

Friday, April 9, 2010
The long awaited U.S. release of "I Love You Phillip Morris" has been delayed again -- this time indefinitely. [caption id="attachment_7649" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="McGregor and Carrey in "I Love You Phillip Morris""][/caption] A post on Jim Carrey's official website has revealed that the April 30... [ Read more → ]

GLAAD ticked off at Tribeca over film ‘Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives’ (Video)

Friday, March 26, 2010
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has launched a campaign to get New York's Tribeca Film Festival to remove the film 'Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives' from it's April lineup. The film is described as a “campy homage to the exploitation films” in which... [ Read more → ]

Florida bill seeks to deny tax credits to films that feature gay characters

Monday, March 8, 2010
File this under "WTF?" Florida lawmakers are hoping to pass a $75 million incentive package to attract movie studios to film in the sunshine state, but a little noticed provision could deny tax credits to movies that feature gay characters or other “non-traditional" families. Current... [ Read more → ]

Damon and Douglas to play gay in film of Liberace’s life

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Matt Damon and Michael Douglas have signed on to play lovers in the upcoming biopic about flamboyant pianist Liberace. [caption id="attachment_6289" align="aligncenter" width="468" caption="Matt Damon and Michael Douglas"][/caption] Douglas will play Liberace, and Damon will play his boyfriend and personal assistant, Scott Thorsen, who eventually... [ Read more → ]
Gay rights supporters rally at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday.

Sundance audience applauds film critical of Mormon role in Prop 8

Monday, January 25, 2010
Filmmaker Reed Cowan received two sustained standing ovations Sunday for his documentary “8: The Mormon Proposition,” a file which harshly criticizes the Mormon Church for campaigning in favor or California’s ban on same-sex marriage [...] [ Read more → ]

Film focused on Mormon efforts to pass Prop 8 sells out at Sundance

Saturday, January 16, 2010
A controversial film on the LDS Church and gay marriage has sold out five screenings at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival -- making it one of the most popular and highly anticipated entries of the festival. Focused on the 2008 passage of California’s Proposition 8,... [ Read more → ]

Gay love story, ‘I Love You Phillip Morris,’ set for U.S. release April 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010
I Love You Phillip Morris, a 2009 film which wowed audiences at Sundance last year, is based on the real life events of con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell -- oh, and it's also a gay love story! Based on a... [ Read more → ]

Does the ‘Sex and the City 2′ trailer reveal a gay wedding? (Video)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
It's six months until the premiere, but Warner Bros this week released the official trailer of Sex and the City 2. There have been few details released about the plot of the second film, and the trailer gives only a few hints. We know that... [ Read more → ]

Studio execs want Downey to tone down the ‘gay’ Sherlock banter

Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Studio executives at Warner Bros. are reportedly upset that Robert Downey Jr. continues to hint that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are gay. In the upcoming Sherlock Holmes, due in theaters Friday, Director Guy Ritchie has described Holmes' relationship with Watson "would no longer be... [ Read more → ]

Film explores gay relationship between Sherlock Holmes & Watson

Saturday, August 8, 2009
Director Guy Ritchie is filming a new Sherlock Holmes tale with a twist — the detective and his sidekick Dr. Watson have a gay relationship. (Watch the trailer.) [ Read more → ]

Humpday – Strange Bedfellows (Video)

Saturday, July 25, 2009
In the shadow of Bruno comes "Humpday," an interesting little film that has garnered critical acclaim at Sundance and Cannes. [ Read more → ]
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