Leto’s Oscar sparks backlash from transgender community
Independent.co.uk, March 5, 2014
Jared Leto, who was honoured with the Academy Award for his portrayal
as Rayon – an HIV-positive transgender woman living in Texas in
the 1980s – in Dallas Buyers Club, faced a backlash from some members
of the transgender community.
2014: Diversity wins big
Associated Press, March 3, 2014
Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
For the first time, a film directed by a black filmmaker — Steve
McQueen of “12 Years a Slave” — won best picture and
a Latino — Alfonso Cuaron of “Gravity” — took
home best director in a ceremony presided over by a lesbian host and overseen
by the academy's first black president.
to cut Scout funding
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 3, 2014
The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America
beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the
Fair portrait: Ellen DeGeneres
By Ryan Seacrest, Vanity Fair, February 26, 2014
Groundbreaking comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres is more than
just a household name—she’s an inspiration. Like her millions
of devoted fans, Ryan Seacrest has lots of reasons to admire DeGeneres,
from her slick dance moves to her pursuit of perfection, as she returns
to host the 2014 Oscars.
Patrick Harris prepares for 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'
New York Times, February 23, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris has a hectic schedule around Manhattan as he prepares
for the lead role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway.
art, made by plurals
New York Times, February 22, 2014
An energetic collective of mostly black, mostly queer artists from Seattle
to Paris plans to debut work at the 2014 Whitney Museum Biennial.
music video by expatriate Iranian singer sparks debate
Los Angeles Times, February 24, 2014
A new, lesbian-themed music video by expatriate Iranian pop star Googoosh
has sparked sharp debate among Iranians and controversy on social media
forums in the Islamic Republic.
‘Frozen’ accused of pushing secret ‘homosexual agenda’
PinkNews.co.uk, February 20, 2014
A Mormon blogger has taken aim at Disney’s latest smash-hit children’s
film ‘Frozen’, to accuse it of containing a “homosexual
Museum explores 'Queer Threads' in new show
Queerty.com, February 20, 2014
Curator John Chaich assembled this group show to explore notions of aspiration,
socialization and representation through artists who employ thread-based
craft material, techniques, and processes.
as usual for Sochi's gay bar
Guardian.co.uk, February 10, 2014
No shortage of visitors in town’s only gay club as Russians debate
effect of western rhetoric against anti-gay laws.
Theater: We have the stars; We want the house
New York Times, February 10, 2014
In Charles Busch's "The Tribute Artist," a female impersonator
assumes the identity of his dead landlady to keep his coveted Greenwich
viewers' guide to Sochi games
Bay Area Reporter, February 6, 2014
For U.S. television audiences interested in watching the Olympics for
signs of LGBT demonstrations or visibility, there are two options: watch
a condensed broadcast of the events each evening on NBC, which is covering
the games; or watch live web streams.
Leto spins heckling into serious discussion of transgender roles
People.com, February 6, 2014
Jared Leto was onstage at the Virtuosos Awards during the Santa Barbara
International Film Festival Monday, speaking with Fandango's Dave Karger,
when he heard a shout from the audience: "Trans misogyny does not
deserve an award." Leto chose to handle the incident beautifully.
stars reveal gay club scene was cut from latest series
PinkNews.co.uk, February 6, 2014
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have revealed a scene in which
Sherlock and Doctor Watson visit a gay club was cut from the latest series.
Executive producer Steven Moffat explained that the scene was cut from
the episode due to timing.
Baptist Sissies" begins national release
BroadwayWorld.com, February 5, 2014
Award-winning writer/director Del Shores (Sordid Lives, Blues For Willadean,
"Queer As Folk") is releasing his latest film, Southern Baptist
Sissies, in a limited theatrical run beginning February 21, 2014.
cowboys in love, onstage
New York Times, January 30, 2014
The opera "Brokeback Mountain," based on the short story by
Annie Proulx, opened at the Teatro Real in Madrid.
latest campaign features 17 transgender models
Racked.com, January 30, 2014
Barneys New York hired photog Bruce Weber to shoot 17 transgendered models
in its latest campaign, Brothers, Sisters, Sons and Daughters.
John, Lada Gaga score GLAAD Media Awards
CBS News, January 30, 2014
Elton John, Lady Gaga and the movie "Dallas Buyers Club" are
among the nominees for awards presented by the gay advocacy group GLAAD.
The 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards honor outstanding images of the lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender community in areas including music, movies,
TV and journalism.
orders gay-themed TV series developed by Ellen DeGeneres
PinkNews.co.uk, January 29, 2014
US television network NBC has ordered a new gay-themed series which will
be developed by Ellen DeGeneres. The show, the pilot of which is called
‘One Big Happy’, is a comedy about gay and straight best friends
who decide to have a baby together.
Etheridge's new single benefits LGBT activists in Russia
Austin360.com, January 29, 2014
Melissa Etheridge’s “Uprising of Love” released digitally
Tuesday morning and benefits Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
couples marry on air at the Grammys
CBS News, January 28, 2014
Thirty-three couples -- some of them same-sex -- were married during the
Grammy Awards ceremony as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Madonna performed
the gay rights anthem "Same Love."