Having appeared in well-known films 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Book of Blood' Sophie Ward has used her platform as a popular actress to raise awareness about family structures, body image, and suicide in LGBT communities.
In December of last year, Australia's highest court passed a bill allowing marriage equality in the Australian Capital Territory. A week later, the court struck down the law annulling more than two dozen marriages. Many were devastated by this decision including Jesse Tyler Ferguson
The 11th Annual Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival kicks off on Friday night with a screening of out director Patrik-Ian Polk's new film Blackbird at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.Fusion runs through the weekend.
The film, music and interactive tech festival SXSW will be wrapping up this week, but there are still screenings and performers worth catching appearing through March 16. Check out some highlights to add to your schedule.