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Call Me Kuchu: The Urgent Story of a 21st Century Witch-hunt

in Art & Culture/International

The year is 2010, shortly after the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, commonly known as the “Kill the Gays Bill”, was masterminded and submitted for voting by Member of Parliament David Bahati. Set against this backdrop, the documentary Call Me Kuchu shines a spotlight on the extraordinary individuals at the forefront of Uganda’s LGBTQ struggle, and the devastating sacrifices they’ve had to make.

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Now’s Not the Time to Rest on Our Queer Laurels

in Real Talk

When V for Vendetta was first released, it made an enormous impact on me. The thought that despite the Second World War and the fall of the Soviet Union, fascism could still make a comeback in one of the world’s leading nations shocked and scared me. The movie’s portrayal of futuristic fascism has stuck with me all these years, and every so often moves to the forefront of my mind. Like when I first came out as gay online, there was a little voice in my head saying, “But what if the political regime changes and you get rooted out…

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Everything You Need to Know About Outfest

in Entertainment & LifeStyle

Los Angeles-based LGBTQ film festival, Outfest, kicked off on the 12th of July! In just eleven days the film festival will screen more than 200 queer themed films from 35 countries. On the program are galas, feature films, short films, special events, and episodic screenings. Originally founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest will continue its mission to “promote LGBTQ equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen” for the 36th year running. If you’re keen to feel a part of the global queer community, then join Outfest “to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBTQ lives.”…

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Outfest Review: The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson

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Marsha P “Pay It No Mind” Johnson Stonewall Veteran, Performer, Panhandler, Prostitute, Warhol Model. 1945 – 1992   In the early hours of June 28th, 1969, the NYPD raided New York City’s Stonewall Inn. Marsha P. Johnson is credited, along with friend Sylvia Rivera, as being one of the first to fight back against the police raid. This kickstarted the iconic Stonewall Riots and marked the beginning of the gay liberation movement. On July 6th, 1992, just over 23 years later, her body was found in the Hudson River. The police ruled it a suicide, whereas her friends insisted it was…

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