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Denise Ho denied Performance Permit in Malaysia over LGBT views

Hong Kong singer Denise Ho has cancelled her performance in Malaysia. This comes after she was denied a performance permit over her views on LGBT issues. Ho had been scheduled to perform in Kuala Lumpur in April. She shared the news of the cancellation on Twitter alongside her statement. “Press Release : In Response to Malaysia… Read More Denise Ho denied Performance Permit in Malaysia over LGBT views

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Britney Spears to be honored at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles for LGBTQ support and allyship

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced that it will honor multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon Britney Spears at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at Beverly Hilton on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. The GLAAD… Read More Britney Spears to be honored at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles for LGBTQ support and allyship

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‘The Wound’ grabs 8 nominations at the SAFTAS amidst protests and cancellations

Critically acclaimed film The Wound (Inxeba) stays winning. The award winning film received 8 nominations at the South African Film and Television Awards including Best Directing, Best Feature Film and Best Actor – Feature Film for Nakhane. However, the opening of the film in South Africa has been followed with protests and cancellation at some… Read More ‘The Wound’ grabs 8 nominations at the SAFTAS amidst protests and cancellations

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GLAAD-funded TransMilitary Documentary Set to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

Documentary feature, TransMilitary, will premiere at the 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, TX, this March. It is the first feature length film project to receive funding from the GLAAD Media Institute. TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four American transgender troops defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own, and the… Read More GLAAD-funded TransMilitary Documentary Set to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

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‘Call Me by Your Name’ is getting a sequel; Film will tackle HIV/AIDS

Critically acclaimed drama, ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is getting a sequel. The film’s director, Luca Guadagnino, told The Hollywood Reporter that HIV/AIDS will be tackled in the sequel adding that “I think it’s going to be a very relevant part of the story.” “I think Elio [Timothee Chalamet] will be a cinephile, and I’d like him to… Read More ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is getting a sequel; Film will tackle HIV/AIDS

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Yance Ford is the First Transgender Director to Get an Oscar Nomination

This seems to be the Oscar of firsts. Yance Ford, director and producer of the documentary feature “Strong Island” is the first transgender director to be nominated in the 90 year history of the ceremony. “Strong Island” premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and tells the story of the murder of Ford’s brother, William who… Read More Yance Ford is the First Transgender Director to Get an Oscar Nomination

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Filming Begins for “Relish,” a film Exploring Transgender Teen Struggles

Filming began Jan. 18 on “Relish,” a ground-breaking motion picture backed by veteran producers, directors and authentic actors that will spotlight the struggles of today’s transgender teens. “Relish” is written and directed by the acclaimed Justin Ward, whose motion picture “The Meanest Man in Texas” garnered 13 official film festival selections, 30 award nominations and 19 wins prior to… Read More Filming Begins for “Relish,” a film Exploring Transgender Teen Struggles