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Why 'Beside Still Waters' Director Chose Not To Tell Actors His Movie's Character Was Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices

The cast and creative team behind the new film "Beside Still Waters" appeared on HuffPost Live this week, with director Chris Lowell explaining his ap...

22 Movies That Changed The Way We Felt About Ourselves As LGBT People

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Movies and popular culture have an indelible impact on developing mindsets. The significance can even be more profound when you identify as lesbian, g...

'Queer As Folk' Icon To Play Gay Once More In New Project

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.13.2014 | Gay Voices

"Queer as Folk" star Gale Harold is set to play gay once more in a project that's deemed an "Alfred Hitchcock/Agatha Christie-style" murder mystery fi...

Our 10 Favorite Post-Gay Movies

Tom Dolby | Posted 11.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Dolby

Lately we've seen a surge in films featuring gay characters whose sexuality feels refreshingly incidental to the plot. Post-gay movies can be love stories, dramas, or comedies, but what they all share is a recognition of gay people as part of the natural fabric of modern life.

Was Damian Really 'Too Gay Too Function' In 'Mean Girls'? Actor Daniel Franzese Tells All

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Actor Daniel Franzese marked the tenth anniversary of "Mean Girls" with an exclusive Cosmopolitan interview, offering some long-overdue insight into t...

Surprisingly Poignant Gay Family Drama Makes NYC Debut

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices

An unexpected, mid-September thundershower didn't dampen spirits at the New York premiere of "Naked As We Came," Richard LeMay's stunning new film abo...

What's Up With Hollywood's Lack Of Gay Characters?

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Fewer than 15 percent of major Hollywood films last year included gay characters and virtually all of those were minor ...

Jodie Foster May Be Out, But Is Oscar Hiding In The Closet?

Conor Gaughan | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Conor Gaughan

The gay story this Oscar season is the lack of gay stories. The Academy didn't nominate a single actor who had played an LGBT character this past year in any of the four acting categories -- a rare occurrence in the past decade, happening only in 2008.

Meet Hollywood's New Gay Villains

The Wrap | Tim Molloy | Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Meet the new gay villains of television and film: If their wrists are bent, it's probably to cut someone's throat. Far from their limp-wristed, lis...

Molly Ringwald Outs 'Pretty In Pink' Best Friend Duckie As Gay

Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices

Molly Ringwald, the iconic 1980s girl-next-door, is coming clean about the sexuality of one of her "Pretty In Pink" pals -- but the actor who played h...

The Part That Movies Play

Peter DeWitt | Posted 06.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Peter DeWitt

When our LGBT youth watch television and movies, we want them to see characters they would be proud of, not tragic figures who are surrounded by negative circumstances. They deserve to see normal, everyday characters who happen to be gay.

Lights, Camera, Action! How Cinema Helped This Small-Town Gay Boy Realize He Wasn't Alone

Michael Varrati | Posted 06.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Michael Varrati

Velvet Goldmine was the first time I had seen people like that onscreen, people like me. From my seat in small-town America, the film served as a moment of recognition that I wasn't alone. There were other people out there who felt and desired the same things I was keeping to myself.

The Gay Carla

Jeffery Self | Posted 12.19.2011 | Gay Voices
Jeffery Self

America is ready for more than just gay best friends, gay assistants, gay relatives and gay hairstylists. It's time for a world where we're more than todays' version of Carla on Cheers, but the Sams and the Dianes, or even the Rebeccas.

A Whole New World for Gay Youth

James Peron | Posted 12.04.2011 | Gay Voices
James Peron

We now have a generation of gay kids who have always known they are not alone, and they can't go back into the closet; they were never there to begin with. Even before dealing with their own sexual orientation, they knew there were others.