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"Imagine Me & You" [Jan. 18th, 2006|04:42 pm]
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There is a new lesbian/queer themed film out next week called "Imagine Me & You". The storyline sounds really cute, plus it has really beautiful women (Piper Perabo from "Coyote Ugly") and hottie guys (Matthew Goode from "Chasing Liberty"). AND there are free screenings all over the country next Thursday.

To sign up for a free screening: http://rsvp.foxsearchlight.com/RSVPSystem/index.php?movie=33

Synopsis: "Imagine Me & You" is the story of a girl who falls in love on her wedding day...but not with the man of honor. Heck (Matthew Goode) and Rachel (Piper Perabo) are a happy young couple about to embark on life together. But at the church, Rachel catches the eye of an unexpected guest. In that moment, she realizes that maybe Heck isn't the one for her. Of course, they will never know for sure unless they give it a shot. What follows is the romantic, humorous and sometimes poignant journey familiar to anyone who's ever been lucky (or unlucky) enough to be under love's spell.

Website: http://www2.foxsearchlight.com/imaginemeandyou/

Reviews and trailers: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/imagine_me_and_you/

Crossposted on glbt_film.

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"I'm bi! Dammit! Get it right!" -- Dee Laytner, FAKE [Dec. 17th, 2005|01:07 pm]
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[mood |geeky]

Yeah, hi, me again.

So. Well-played or well-written bisexual characters --not "confused" or "sexually ambiguous" for the sake of being comical but characters who clearly identify as bisexual -- can you think of any?

The only one who comes to mind for me is, amazingly enough, from a manga: the aforementioned Dee, from Sanami Matoh's FAKE.
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"Life is more than the sum of its parts." [Dec. 17th, 2005|09:36 am]
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[mood |coldcold]

Just to give a heads-up: Transamerica, which swankyfunk mentioned a couple of months ago, was nominated for two Golden Globes: Best Actress (Drama) for Felicity Huffman and Best Original Song for Dolly Parton's "Travelin' Thru."

Also, there's a great interview with Huffman about her role as Bree here and another article about the movie in general (not a very glowing one) here.

With all the attention Brokeback Mountain is getting, thought this one needed some proper love.
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Inexcusable [Dec. 17th, 2005|02:32 am]
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[mood |enragedToo angry for words.]

A friend of mine wrote a rant on his LJ which involved a teacher that I used to respect and one that I do so even more. He're an excerpt:

A few weeks ago, Bob Simon, one of the better teachers at the school, sponsored a new club. The club was the Gay-Straight Alliance. When it went up for ratification by the student council, one of the students literally had the mic ripped from her hands by Mr. Senter, the teacher who was "chaperoning" the student council meeting. Another student got the mic unplugged on her. Why? Because Mr. Senter let his personal, conservative feelings get in the way of what ORHS students were trying to do to bring us out of Dark Ages, so to speak.

You can find the rest of the rant here:

I don't even know how to respond to this.
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"i am what i am and what i am needs no excuses" [Oct. 20th, 2005|04:38 pm]
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Here's a list of some movies that are either already out or will be released within the next few months that feature a myriad of gay, transgendered, and/or crossdressing characters.

Kinky Boots -- "A man finds an unlikely ally in Lola, a brassy cabaret singer, in his effort to save his father's shoe factory."

Transamerica -- "A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York." (Starring Felicity Huffman!)

Brokeback Mountain -- "An epic love story set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, Brokeback Mountain tells the story of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love."

The Producers -- "The Producers tells the story of a down on his luck producer (Lane) and his accountant (Broderick) and their get rich quick plan." Not really gay-themed, but Gary Beach is reprising his Broadway role of Roger De Bris as well and appears in drag as only he can do.

ETA: Completely forgot this one:

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang -- "A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor." Val Kilmer's character happens to be gay.
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New Comm. [Oct. 2nd, 2005|05:38 am]
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[mood |lethargiclethargic]
[music |Placebo:: Narcoleptic]

Sorry if advertising isn't allowed, delete if not permitted.

_rememberthem_ is a community dedicated to action against violence towards transvestites/transgenders/transsexuals. Join if you care. x
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important [gendertalk radio] [Jun. 4th, 2005|10:08 am]
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On May 26, federal legislation was introduced which, for the first time ever, explicitly protects the rights and interests of persons of diverse gender expression and identity. Playing a pivotal role in this introduction was openly gay Congressman Barney Frank, who speaks with us about his purpose in introducing this act, and differences between the current house and senate versions of the proposed legislation.

On my birthday transgender people were given the opportunity to be acknowledged in hate crime acts along with minorities, women, homosexuals, and every other marginalized group. If you listen to the show there is a suggestion to call your local house representative/senator or send him/her an email or snail mail letter tell him how much this would mean to you, personally. The show says that you may do this if you have transgender friend or relative, but I say do this because you want equality whether or not you know anyone transgender.

This will be posted to several communities I'm in as well.

Even if you don't listen to the show go to the show details by going here and visit the links provided. This is an important step not only for the trans community but for the U.S. as a whole. If this passes it will be one more leap in the right direction of equality in the U.S. And that is definitely a positive thing.

This is important. I believe in change.

addendum: I'm not sure if this has been voted on or not. I just know that it has been introduced. I don't now how things work politically with these sorts of things. If I've offered information from an ignorant standpoint please correct me.
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(no subject) [May. 21st, 2005|09:17 am]
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What are your thoughts about straight actors playing gay characters? Do you feel the same way about the reverse, gay actors in straight roles?
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Hump Day (or close enough) [May. 19th, 2005|12:10 am]
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Law & Order.


NYPD Blue.

Hell, even Nash Bridges.

What do all of these crime shows have in common? At some point that have all featured a character representing a member of the GLBT community. I can think of some pretty bad stereotypes represented by these shows and others. I was wondering, was there ever a show that you saw that was not normally an abundance of GLBT issues that introduced a character of the community that you thought was represented fairly?
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A new topic. Yay! [May. 2nd, 2005|12:33 am]
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[mood |contemplativecontemplative]

Hi guys! No one's really posed a question for the group lately so I thought I'd put one up.

Everyone is aware of how homosexuality has been alluded to in cartoons and other children's shows. In The Simpsons Marge's sister recently came out as a lesbian and on Sesame Street Burt and Ernie have long been the subject of a debate on their sexuality. In Germany, the two are openly portrayed as a gay couple.

How do you feel homosexuality is being portrayed in cartoons and other children's programing?? Do you feel it is being portrayed accurately and openly? Should the writers and networks producing these shows go about introducing children to this topic in a different way?
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