While riding the subway the other day, I was seated next to a young girl, maybe 8 or 9 years old, and her father. “Twenty-eighth Street is next. And then 23rd. And then 18th,” she told me. Apparently, even she could tell I wasn’t a New Yorker.
Then, as the train came to a stop at the station (sure enough, 28th Street), her attention was drawn to a gay couple who boarded holding hands. She quieted.
“Do those men love each other?” she asked her father.
Opening this weekend in select theaters is the somewhat unconventional new romantic film, Musical Chairs, which is set in the world of competitive ballroom wheelchair dancing and costars transgender actress Laverne Cox.
Piers Morgan shot back at Kirk Cameron on Tuesday, after the actor alleged that he was blindsided by the CNN host when he made controversial comments against gay people.
In an interview with Morgan earlier this month, Cameron had said that being gay is "unnatural... I think that it's detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization." He came under fire for the remarks.
Stephen Cone’s film The Wise Kids, which opened at ReRun Gastropub Theater in Brooklyn this past weekend, is a refreshing take on youth sexuality, both gay and straight, in Southern Baptist communities. Set in Charleston, South Carolina, the film features three high school seniors: About-to-come-out Tim, doubting preacher’s daughter Brea, and biblical literalist Laura, who all confront issues of identity, self-acceptance, and faith.
On March 24, the University of Southern California will hold the 5th Annual Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival, with the film jury to include actor George Takei, director Randal Kleiser, and Laura McGinnis of The Trevor Project