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‘Keeping Love A Secret’ by Lester Newnue Matthews explores coming out to family. Watch here

For many individuals in the gay community, coming out to family can be very difficult. Lester Newnue Matthews of YBN Entertainment explores this in his new short film titled ‘Keeping Love A Secret.’ The film follows Morris on his journey of finding himself and with help with his boyfriend Carey, he finds the courage to… Read More ‘Keeping Love A Secret’ by Lester Newnue Matthews explores coming out to family. Watch here

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Laverne Cox is the First Transgender Woman on the Cover of Cosmopolitan

Orange is the New Black star, Laverne Cox is the first transgender woman to be featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Cox who is the first openly transgender woman to be nominated for an Emmy appears in a body suit for the Cosmo SA February 2018 issue titled: #SayYesToLove. She shared the cover on her… Read More Laverne Cox is the First Transgender Woman on the Cover of Cosmopolitan

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Trevor Noah, This is Us, Kehlani, The Wound nominated for the 29th GLAAD Awards; Jay Z to receive Special Recognition Award

The nominees for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards are here. GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced the nominees live from the Sundance Film Festival. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media… Read More Trevor Noah, This is Us, Kehlani, The Wound nominated for the 29th GLAAD Awards; Jay Z to receive Special Recognition Award

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Senda Ben Jebara speaks to the BBC on the Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival

LGBT Film festivals do not happen very often on the African continent and the Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival is one of the few. The event is held in Tunisia and is hosted by a Tunisian non-governmental association which defends the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Senda Ben Jebara, one of the organisers,… Read More Senda Ben Jebara speaks to the BBC on the Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival

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Wilson Cruz and Trace Lysette to Announce Nominees for 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced that for the first time ever, the nominees for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be announced via livestream from Park City, Utah at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 19 at 10:30am ET. The announcement will be hosted by Star Trek: Discovery and 13 Reasons… Read More Wilson Cruz and Trace Lysette to Announce Nominees for 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

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AfroLife to Distribute Google’s GODCOMPLX

AfroLife, a wholly owned subsidiary of Press Media Group launching early 2018, today announced it will distribute Google’s original web series GODCOMPLX, a groundbreaking show challenging stereotypes of black women and the LGBTQIA+ community in computer science. AfroLife will distribute the show and leverage its unique platform of integrated digital streaming, social media, and curated story-telling… Read More AfroLife to Distribute Google’s GODCOMPLX

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LGBT themed films shine at Tunisia’s Carthage Film Festival

The 2017 edition of Tunisia’s Carthage Film Festival wrapped up with LGBT themed films winning big. “The Wound” was the recipient of the  Tanit d’Argent, the second prize at the Festival. Directed by John Trengove, the South African film explores masculinity and sexuality in  the Xhosa culture. Nada Mezni Hafaiedh’s “Upon the Shadow” was also… Read More LGBT themed films shine at Tunisia’s Carthage Film Festival