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Anything that takes place on the big screen. From big-release features to indie documentaries, pro and anti-LGBT

'BRIDEGROOM' Documentary Breaks Kickstarter Fundraising Record

BRIDEGROOM, the documentary about tragedy befalling a gay couple and the inequalities that comes from a lack of marriage protections, has become the highest funded film in the history of Kickstarter.com. The fundraising website, which has helped to finance more than 7,400 films, confirmed that the indie documentary about marriage equality surpassed all previous fundraising efforts by netting $384,375 in four weeks.

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Mickey Rouke on Raising Money For Gay Rugby Player Movie

MICKEY Rourke admits he’s found it “very difficult” to raise money for his movie about gay rugby ace Gareth Thomas.

The actor will play the Welsh sportsman in an upcoming drama, which he admits has been plagued with financial difficulties.

“We’re going to be ready to shoot in February. We have probably 80 per cent of the money. It’s been very difficult because it’s not a comic book, it’s not a romantic comedy. It doesn’t fall in that category to raise money for,” he said.

Showbiz Spy
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July 17, 2012
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Mel Tormé Would Be Proud of Jazz Great Jennifer Leitham

One of the best documentaries on the festival circuit this year is I Stand Corrected, lesbian director Andrea Meyerson’s intimate and engaging portrait of Jennifer Leitham, the transgender bass player whose unusual technique and extraordinary talent has made her one of the most recognizable musicians in the jazz world.

Advocate.com
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July 16, 2012
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You Did it! Isis King Film Hello Forever Reaches Goal on Kickstarter

Not too long ago GLAAD blog readers were introduced to Hello Forever, a film starring transgender model and actress Isis King about Filipina women trying to overcome obstacles and find a way out of poverty. The filmmakers took to Kickstater in hopes to raise funds to cover post-production costs and festival submission fees. With your help they met their goal, and Isis shared her excitement on Twitter.

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