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Lgbt Filmmakers

Hidden History Helped End 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Cindy Abel | Posted 09.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Abel

Who knows how many stories like this one have gone untold; how many lives were wrecked by policies rooted in pure prejudice, whether they were discharged or in hiding; and how many closeted servicemembers worked from the inside to dismantle, brick by brick, the DADT wall?

Gay-Bashed by Allies: Dirty Tricks in Politics

Cindy Abel | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Cindy Abel

Dirty tricks and lies are, unfortunately, too often part of the political game. But the real "kick in the gut" -- especially to a qualified, openly LGBT candidate -- is that this particular one comes from a professed progressive.

JamesMichael Nichols

Filmmakers Discuss Trans Icon Miss Major, Her Historic Legacy, And The Role Of LGBT Film

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices

"MAJOR!" is a film documenting the life and legacy of transgender elder and pioneering activist Miss Major, a prominent and enduring figure within the...

On the Price of Being a Gay Filmmaker

Alan Brown | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Alan Brown

After a screening of my new film, Five Dances, at Philadelphia's QFest, a gay college student approached and asked if I'd be willing to give him some career advice over a cup of coffee. He wanted to know: Had being labeled a "gay filmmaker" hurt or helped my career?

Director Nicole Conn Launches Global Casting Call for New Film (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with filmmaker Nicole Conn about her new film project She Walks in Beauty, based on her bestselling 2001 novel. Conn has teamed up with executive producer Elaine Sturgess to launch a search for a new movie star to be featured in the film.

Laurence Anyways: Xavier Dolan's Romantic Masterpiece

Noah Tsika | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Directed by Québec's then-22-year-old Dolan (now 24), the sweeping romantic epic looks at the decade-long love affair between a trans woman and her female-identified, ever-passionate partner.

Glennisha Morgan

16 Must-See Black LGBT Films

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 08.08.2013 | Gay Voices

In 1989, Donna Deitch directed the made for TV movie "The Women of Brewster Place" starring and produced by Oprah Winfrey, which was based on Gloria N...

Queer Cinema: From Homo To Human

Alexandra Roxo | Posted 10.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Roxo

Recently I finished writing a script with Devon Kirkpatrick. We sent it to a potential manager, who said, "This seems really gay. I just don't think it's a big deal to be gay anymore. ... Don't you watch Modern Family?" So I shouldn't bother writing a film with a bunch of queers in it?

LISTEN: LGBT Filmmakers Speak Out

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talked with five more filmmakers about their films playing at the Boston LGBT Film Festival, which runs through May 13. I also had the opportunity to talk with the filmmakers about crucial issues facing our LGBT community.

LISTEN: LGBT Filmmakers Speak Out

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 07.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talk with Bishop Gene Robinson and director Macky Alston about their documentary Love Free or Die, director Wendy Jo Carlton about her film Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together, and director Brendan Fay about his documentary Taking a Chance on God.

Preserving Our Queer Legacy

Alan Poul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alan Poul

We don't have that long a history of LGBT imagery to protect. So what we have, we need to protect ferociously.