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"Pride" tells of solidarity vs. prejudice, winning vs. losing

In 1984, a small group of London gays and lesbians collected money for the miners and taught a lesson of solidarity that everybody should memorize.

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Trust and obey: “Choir Boy”

Residents of Greater Los Angeles are lucky to have the West Coast premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's play "Choir Boy" currently running at the Geffen Playhouse.

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“To Be Takei”: Love, diversity, and Star Trek

A new documentary chronicling the life of activist and actor George Takei is currently screening, to the delight of his many admirers.

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Two trailblazing performers "Coming out Muslim"

"Coming Out Muslim" is a collage of coming-out stories, unmet parental expectations, song and chant, dance movement, prayer, revelations, hair and head coverings, and henna.

 

 

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"Eat With Me": You may be hungry an hour after this tasty coming-out tale

"Eat With Me" alternates between being an enjoyable, poignant coming-out comedy drama and a paint-or rather film-by numbers story.

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Magnus Hirschfeld: Germany’s pioneer fighter for LGBTQ equality

Many unsung heroes exist in the gay liberation movement across the globe. One of them is the central figure in Ralf Dose's absorbing new short new biography.

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Noir genre fiction from L.A.

Think "Stonewall," and you conjure up images of gay and trans bar patrons in Greenwich Village who finally had seen enough of police brutality and, and fought back in June 1969.

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“Roberta’s Fire”: Homophobia, hate, redemption in a Texas town

I had some mind-traveling to do in reading "Roberta's Fire," by Texas songwriter-singer-journalist Kelly Sinclair. 

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Did homophobia cut singer, LGBT activist Otep out of metal festival?

It may be no coincidence that the festival's main sponsor is Rockstar Energy Drink, a corporation with ties to a homophobic, conservative political pundit.

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Anti-gay Superman writer sparks outrage

"Young Americans look to Superman as a champion of justice. Anti-gay extremists should be a serous concern to these Americans. It is peculiar that DC Comics would decide to bring [the two] together."

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