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Sal Bardo
Writer-director Sal Bardo's films have screened at nearly 50 film festivals in 10 countries. In 2011, he won the Audience Award for Best First Time Filmmaker at Reel Affirmations: Washington D.C.'s International LGBT Film Festival for his short film Requited, which made its world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival and is now being distributed on DVD and VOD by Guest House Films. Sal's second film, Sam, tackles gender identity and bullying, while his third project, Chaser, confronts the issue of HIV/AIDS in the gay community. Both shorts screened at film festivals around the world.

Entries by Sal Bardo

Imagining Reproductive Rights in a Homonormative World

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 4:12 PM


In 1955, Playboy magazine published Charles Beaumont's The Crooked Man, a short story set in a sci-fi world where heterosexuals are persecuted. A year earlier, Beaumont's Black Country had been the very first short story to be featured in the then-burgeoning...

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Shame = Death: HIV/AIDS Complacency in the Gay Community

(23) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 4:40 PM

I can remember sitting in health class when I was 14, watching a video about AIDS. It was a humid 90 degrees outside, and there was no air conditioning in the building. An image of a man, no more than 100 pounds and covered in lesions, appeared on the screen,...

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