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Christina Ricci Goes Down Under in “Around The Block”

An attention-grabbing, potentially profile-elevating performance by up-and-comer Hunter Page-Lochard is the major selling point of “Around the Block,” an Aussie variation of the oft-spun scenario about an at-risk high-schooler who gets a shot at redemption through a transformative extracurricular activity. Christina Ricci claims top billing — and provides some modest marquee allure — as a(…)

Coming Out in Ecuador

An Ecuadorian coming-out film is something of a rarity in world or even gay cinema. Director Araujo’s work has much in common with previous coming-of-age films about ephebic youths on the road to self-discovery and acceptance only it happens in a country not often seen on film. Holiday is bookended by a nice visual conceit(…)

“Salvation Army” Explores A Gay Morrocan Coming to Terms with His Sexuality and Immigration

Young Moroccan scribe Abdellah Taia moves into the director’s seat with the screen version of his autobiographical novel “Salvatio. ” The film delivers a straightforward, beautifully told story of a gay man negotiating family, desire and the sexual power play behind Arab-European intimacy. Thestrong pint-of-view narrative  allows access to the protaganist’s head, despite the character’s(…)

Lambda Literary Award Winners 2014 Announced

Congratulations to 26 winning books in 24 categories at Lambda’s event in New York.  They are: GAY GENERAL FICTION: Mundo Cruel, Luis Negron LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION: Happiness, Like Water, Chinelo Okparanta  BISEXUAL FICTION: My Education, Susan Choi LGBT DEBUT FICTION: Descendants Of Hagar, Nik Nicholson LGBT GRAPHIC NOVEL: Calling Dr. Laura, Nicole J. Georges GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY: A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956-1984,(…)

Houston City Council Approves Sweeping Nondiscrimination Protections

  After many hours of testimony from over 200 speakers, the Houston City Council voted 11-6 to approve the Equal Rights Ordinance, which creates nondiscrimination protections for many classes, including sexual orientation and gender identity. Houston was one of the only large cities in the country that had no municipal nondiscrimination policy. During the debate,(…)

Sonoma County Pride 2014 Fills An Entire Weekend Where Everyone Is ‘Free To Be’

  Guerneville rolls out the rainbow carpet for the LGBTQI community the weekend of May 30 – June 1, 2014. ‘Official’ events include Sunday’s Pride Parade and Celebration on the Plaza. ‘Unofficial’ events fill the rest of the weekend with something for everyone. Highlights include Pandora Boxx performing at Buck’s River Mill Dinner Theater, welcoming(…)

6th Street Playhouse Hosts Tony Awards Event

6th Street Playhouse is hosting a red carpet party for the 68th Annual Tony Awards, Sunday, June 8th beginning at 6:30pm. The event includes a special viewing of the awards ceremony, complimentary red carpet photos for guests, Broadway-themed cocktails, champagne and a dessert buffet. Additionally, there will be an exciting silent auction featuring an array(…)

Equality California Announces Final Endorsements for 2014 June Primary

Today, Equality California is proud to announce its endorsement of incumbents Gov. Jerry Brown for governor, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom for lieutenant governor, Attorney General Kamala Harris for attorney general, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones for insurance commissioner and Superintendent Tom Torlakson for superintendent of public instruction. In addition, EQCA has endorsed former Speaker of the(…)