Transgender awareness week

Or painting trans people as a danger in public spaces, rather than acknowledging that cisgender men and values instilled by the patriarchy are a bigger threat to public safety than trans people will ever be.  What if awareness this week looked like starting a few conversations with people you know about trans people, about our rights and the current climate we’re up against; about the rise of anti-trans organisations and what we can do about it? The trans community needs more than awareness – we need to feel safe Continue reading Transgender awareness week

John Barrowman: Doctor Who creator Russell T Davies gave ’emotional depth’ to LGBT characters

“At pop culture conventions all over the world boys and girls, men and women cosplay as Captain Jack, embracing the progressive humanist values Russell imbued in Jack.” John Barrowman added: “Russell is a man of passion and compassion, a man with a big laugh and a generous heart, a bold thinker, a feminist, and a very tall man. “He’s a writer who believes in the power of the imagination to create change in the world. And he has. Russell has said he only ever wanted to make ‘good telly,’ and he does… over and over again.” Read the full article … Continue reading John Barrowman: Doctor Who creator Russell T Davies gave ’emotional depth’ to LGBT characters

Our Eight Favorite Feminist Moments from the 2019 Emmy Awards

“I have the right, you have the right, we all have the right,” Billy Porter declared in his 2019 Emmy awards acceptance speech, making history as the first openly gay black man to win in his category. “We, as artists, are the people that get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet. Please don’t ever stop doing that. Please don’t ever stop telling the truth.” Porter’s speech wasn’t an outlier. The 71st Primetime Emmys on Sunday honored the best of television—but the night’s real winner was feminism. Speeches celebrating … Continue reading Our Eight Favorite Feminist Moments from the 2019 Emmy Awards

Ellen Burstyn & Emma Thompson Among Cast For Female-Fronted Multi-Generational Peter Pan Pic ‘The Lost Girls’ — Toronto

The Lost Girls will chronicle four generations of Darling women as they struggle in the aftermath of their adventures with Peter Pan in Neverland. The film will follow how Wendy (De Paolis) struggles to retain her creative spirit after her fantastical journeys with Pan. Read the full Article Deadline’s website Continue reading Ellen Burstyn & Emma Thompson Among Cast For Female-Fronted Multi-Generational Peter Pan Pic ‘The Lost Girls’ — Toronto

BFI London Film Festival – 2019

he 63rd BFI London Film Festival (LFF) in partnership with American Express announces its full programme today, presenting 229 feature films from some of the world’s greatest filmmakers and emerging talent.  For 12 days from 2-13 October 2019 the LFF will celebrate the diverse landscape of international cinema, showcasing films set to entertain and inspire, provoke debate and tackle the urgent issues of our time.  Amanda Nevill, CEO, BFI said: “At this moment when the UK is adapting and reshaping our place in the world, the BFI London Film Festival really underlines the soft power of the art of film … Continue reading BFI London Film Festival – 2019

Knowing If You’re Bi, Pan, Or Another LGBTQ Identity Can Be A Lifelong Process, According To LGBTQ Folks

While a lot of narratives about LGBTQ folks center the coming out experience as a singular act, many LGBTQ people will tell you that coming out is in no way a singular process; in fact, the LGBTQ label you identify with may change throughout your life, and that’s totally OK. As knowledge about different queer identity labels spread, people gain access to more and more ways to describe themselves accurately. But you don’t have to buy into the anti-historical, often cisheteronormative, point of view that emerging LGBTQ+ labelsare ‘new inventions of a younger generation.’ Instead, you should know that a large variety of labels … Continue reading Knowing If You’re Bi, Pan, Or Another LGBTQ Identity Can Be A Lifelong Process, According To LGBTQ Folks

Trans Model Teddy Quinlivan Shares Powerful Message After Landing Chanel Campaign

Teddy, who has walked for Gucci, Chloé and Louis Vuitton and worked with beauty brands such as Milk Makeup and Redken, took to Instagram on Monday evening to announce the exciting news that she is the first openly trans person to work for Chanel. Sharing a video from the campaign in which she can be seen applying Chanel’s Rouge Coco lipstick in Légende, Teddy accompanied the post with an emotional caption. She wrote: “I find I don’t cry anymore when things are sad, but isn’t it interesting when we shed tears in moments of triumph. This was one of those … Continue reading Trans Model Teddy Quinlivan Shares Powerful Message After Landing Chanel Campaign