To call Kortney Ryan Ziegler a Renaissance man would almost be an understatement. He's an artist, filmmaker, writer, entrepreneur and human rights advocate, not to mention a prominent voice within the black transgender and academic community.
On Thursday, March 7, the DC Independent Film Festival will be screening the world premiere of Meth Head, written and directed by Jane Clark. The film delves into the life of Kyle Peoples, who becomes consumed by his addiction to crystal meth and eventually loses everything – his lover, his family, his job and his home.
Each year the Berlin International Film Festival honors LGBT cinema with the Teddy Award. The award recognizes films and people who bring forward political and socially engaging themes that contribute to LGBT acceptance, social change and brings society closer to equality.
The Huffington Post published a new interview with Laverne Cox who plays a trans woman in the GLAAD Media Award-nominated film Musical Chairs, and who received a GLAAD Media Award in 2009 for her participation in the VH1 reality show I Want to Work for Diddy.