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A Short History on Trans Rights by Laverne Cox

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Best known by her role on Netflix’s Orange is The New Black, Laverne Cox has become a pioneer voice as a transwoman in the LGBT community. Cox has teamed up with the ACLU, producer of Transparent, Zackary Drucker, Molly Crabapple, and Kim Boekbinder to create a short film showcasing the journey of trans history. While gay rights have been touched upon a lot in the last few decades, the story behind transgender rights is not as well known. In a short 4 minutes, the video guides you through the progression of transgender inclusiveness. Starting from the first riot and ending…

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Something Like Summer

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    Something Like Summer, an adaption of Jay Bell’s young adult novel of the same name, follows the protagonist Benjamin Bentley as he journeys through life experiencing the joys, mishaps, and struggles of love and being out and openly gay. A combination of love, passion, and a hint of obsession evolve as Ben becomes more engrossed by the very attractive, yet in closet jock, Tim Wyman. Their first encounter in high school would serve as the basis for the rest of the film’s storyline. He falls quickly for Tim and fights to stay with him despite the societal, family,…

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Outfest 2017: Why It Matters

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Outfest is one of the biggest queer events in the United States, located in one of the biggest film hubs in the world. Since its beginning in 1979, the festival has grown into a powerful institution in LGBTQ+ life as well as in mainstream film. Outfest’s slogan says everything about its role in our culture: “Our Stories Have Power.” In a world filled with stories that normalize the erasure and manipulation of queer narratives, movies and TV created by queer people can act as powerful antidotes. Stories are the conduits through which we understand the world; lessons that teach us…

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Bryan Fuller: Outfest 2017 Opening Night

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Bryan Fuller was honored last night at the opening night of Outfest for his work. Watch Zachary Quinto deliver an inspiring intro of Fuller below:  Fuller  has worked on  shows like “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Hannibal” and most recently “American Gods,” Fuller’s stories push boundaries and present characters that feel modern and transgressive, not only because so many are LGBTQ but also because they live and love and behave and react in a way that their TV antecedents would never have dared. Fuller’s Speech:

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Outfest 2017

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The LGBT Sentinel is thrilled to be a sponsor at Outfest LA. Here are the ten films we’re most looking forward to watching. Attending Outfest? Pick up your copy of the LGBT Sentinel when you’re there! Get your tickets : www.outfest.org/about-outfest-los-angeles/ #LGBTSentinel #OutfestLA

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Outfest: LGBTQA+ Stories Matter

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Ticketing info @ http://www.outfest.org Media: One of the most destructive forces in the United States, and also one of our most powerful tools. The whitewashed, heteronormative, and misogynist narratives that dominate advertising, TV, movies, and popular music have concrete effects, ranging from internalized racism and homophobia to body dysmorphia and suicide. And yet, the flip side of media is that it is increasingly accessible to everyone. From self-produced Youtube videos and Soundcloud EPs, to independent movies and zines, creators can interrupt the toxic stories that inundate us every day. That’s the beauty of independent film festivals like Outfest, an event that…

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14 Super-Fun 80s Movies To Watch With Your Loved One On Valentine’s Day

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It’s hard not to love the ‘80s. It’s the decade that gave us door-knocker earrings, colorful pumps, pink lipstick, Cotler “parachute” pants, scrunchie hair ties, banana clips and ribbon barrettes… What’s not to like? We also remember the amazing music that stands the test of time. Madonna’s Like A Virgin and Open Your Heart, Bon Jovi’s Runaway, and Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want To Have Fun remain in heavy rotation on radio stations across the nation. The lasting legacy of the ‘80s remains even in today’s pop culture. The movies of the ‘80s were no exception. This decade saw the release of countless love…

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