Hollywood Films Aren’t More Inclusive, Despite a Decade of Advocacy

According to Professor Stacy L. Smith, author of a new study on inclusion in 900 top movies of the last decade, “Privilege still speaks, as white, straight, able-bodied men remain the norm on screen in film.” The report “Inequality in 900 Popular Films,” released today, from Smith and the Media, Diversity & Social Change (MDSC)(…)

‘Stilettos for Shanghai’ for Chechnya

Get ready for a magical evening of entertainment, activism and passionate guest speakers to raise awareness to LGBTQ persecution and build bridges to our brothers and sisters around the world. 6:00 pm: VIP Cocktail (no-host) Reception with invited guests, filmmaker Monet Allard-Wilcox and the Sisters. 7:00 pm: Pre-show guest speakers including Cleve Jones, Mark Leno,(…)

‘Families Like Yours’ Documentary Celebrates LGBT Families at World Premiere

  The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) announced Tuesday the world premiere of Families Like Yours, a powerful documentary exploring the love, compassion, sacrifice, and success of LGBT families in America. Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dk Realizadores, NGLCC, and Wells Fargo underwrote the film’s production. Deutsche Bank and Hilton presented the premiere screening in(…)

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup

Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen –Friday announced the complete programming lineup for the 2017 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival presented by HBO. The nation’s leading LGBT festival will be held July 6–16, 2017. The 2017 Outfest(…)

Genre Queer! Cinema at its Finest:Frameline41, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

Frameline, the world’s longest-running and largest showcase of queer cinema, is pleased to announce that Frameline41, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, will take place June 15-25, 2017 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Festival celebrates the spectrum and intersection of identities that make up the worldwide LGBTQ community. With an expected attendance(…)