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I Went to the Appalachian Queer Film Festival

Valentina I. Valentini | Posted 10.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Valentina I. Valentini

Traveling to Lewisburg, a town of 3,800 in the Alleghany Mountains, for the Appalachian Queer Film Festival isn't exactly a typical day in West Virginia. Those words combined in the festival's title elicit a similar reaction every time: "Queer? Well, what is queer?" more than a few locals asked.

One Of The Most Controversial Gay Films In History Is Now.. A Kid's Toy?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Have you ever wanted to give your child the gift of the infamous 1980's film "Cruising" in the form of an interactive toy? Well... you're in luck!...

Director Stu Maddux Talks Reel in the Closet, a Documentary of LGBT Home Movies (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with filmmaker Stu Maddux about his new documentary-in-progress, Reel in the Closet, the first film to take a look at LGBT home movies dating back to the 1930s. Tragically, these archival treasures are often thrown away by friends and family who aren't aware of the hidden history they hold.

12 Films to Watch From Austin's LGBT Film Fest

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 12.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Oscar Raymundo

Last month, the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival took over the much-loved Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for a weekend of excellent queer films.

Erin Whitney

Natasha Lyonne Doesn't Want Us To Call 'Gay' Movies Gay

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment

These days, Natasha Lyonne is most loved for her portrayal of Nicky Nichols on Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black." But 14 years ago, Lyonne playe...

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?

Director Jane Clark Wasn't a Fan of Horror Films Before Shooting Frameline Pic Crazy Bitches

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 08.23.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

"I'm a big, big scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies," admits director Jane Clark. "I never even really went to horror movies, except movies like Scream - and even that, I'm covering my eyes through half of it."

WATCH: A Groundbreaking New Gay Drama Set In The World Of Modern Dance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Gay Voices is proud to present this exclusive clip from Chris Mason Johnson's "Test," the award-winning, hotly anticipated new film that's be...

Here's What To Watch On Netflix For LGBT Pride Month

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment

Commemorating the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots, June is annual LGBT Pride Month. Across the nation, Americans march in local Pride parades ...

Look Who Just Signed On To This Historic Gay Rights Film

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices

A hotly anticipated new film that aims to tell the story of the historic 1969 Stonewall Riots just added a number of familiar faces to its line-up. ...

Hollywood Screenwriter Says Depiction Of Gay Men In Films Is 'Horrible'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.31.2014 | Gay Voices

While the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community has certainly seen more representation in Hollywood cinema over the past 10 years, one scr...

The Moments I'll Remember After Screening Mala Mala at Tribeca 2014

Dan Sickles | Posted 07.06.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Sickles

The 2014 TriBeCa Film Festival has just concluded, and after an immense, fantastical, and tumultuous two weeks of Mala Mala's premiere. I'm still in shock.

What Life Is Like As A Transgender Taxi Driver In Rural Upstate New York

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices

A compelling new documentary is currently engaged in a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of chronicling the life and experiences of a transgender taxi dri...

Film Review: They Glow in the Dark

Laurence Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Laurence Ross

What is most interesting is not Michael and Jim's health, home, or poverty but their relationship. The film is not so much a documentary as a portrait -- a diptych -- of two men living together with health issues, trying to make a living together selling clay dolls.

A Lesbian Landmark: Stacie Passon's Concussion

Noah Tsika | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Nearly 20 years after her groundbreaking queer film Go Fish first galvanized audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, Rose Troche has produced the powerfully erotic Concussion, the debut feature of Stacie Passon, who both wrote and directed it.

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?

WATCH: A Montage of 30 Nominees For The World's Leading LGBT Short FIlm Festival

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices

The Iris Prize Festival, an international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender short film festival based out of the United Kingdom, has released a f...

My Interview With Michael Iemma About His Film, Stitch, Part I

Michael Carosone | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I embrace a title such as this because "Hell Yeah! I am a gay filmmaker who is going to tell my stories about my life." Our community has been denied this freedom for far, far too long.

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.

WATCH: Adorable Animated Short Tells Cartoonist's Coming Out Story

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 05.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Have you ever tried coming out to a friend while you're hundreds of feet in the air and riding a roller coaster? Cartoonist Hamish Steele did and ...

An Alternate Universe Where Being Gay Is The Norm?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Warning: this video contains graphic content. A short film entitled "Love is All You Need?" uses real life events in an alternate universe to expl...

33 Years Later, 'Cruising' Director Looks Back On Controversial Gay Film With Some Regret

Ricky Camilleri | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Legendary Hollywood film director William Friedkin appeared on HuffPost Live on March 25 to discuss his use of "shocking material" throughout his care...

Forthcoming Documentary To Examine Being LGBT In Middle America

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices

The woman responsible for introducing us to Bette Porter, Tina Kennard, Shane McCutcheon, Alice Pieszecki, Jenny Schecter and the rest of the sexy Los...

A New Gay Documentary For The Voiceless

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Amir Dixon’s new documentary “Friends of Essex” touches on how black gay men grapple with masculinity, identity, sexuality and race. Mirrori...

Check Out This Amzing Animated Lesbian Sci-Fi Movie

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Take Leisha Hailey and Camila Grey, add the storyline between “Lynn” and “Finn” from the CW’s Girlfriends (currently off air), and mix it wi...