Following his first highly successful documentary ‘How To Survive A Plague’ which deservedly won him an Oscar Nomination, filmmaker David France has now turned his attention to the mystery surrounding the death of legendary NY drag queen and activist Marsha P. Johnson for his sophomore movie. With the help of Victoria Cruz who was about to retire from the NY Anti-Violence Project, they try to get to the truth of what really happened to this stalwart of the Gay Liberation movement who was a central figure in the Stonewall riots.
The Mathis are a remarkable family whose courage and determination rarely faltered when they supported their youngest child Coy who started transitioning from male to female in kindergarten after it was clear that Coy felt he was a girl. Growing Up Coy documents the family’s fight for her right to use the girls’ bathroom in a landmark civil rights case that prompted a nationwide debate.
On the eve of the movie being released for global streaming to over 190 countries on Netflix (it is already available on Itunes) director Eric Juhola talked to queerguru at PTV via Facetime about just how important Coy Mathis’s touching story really is.
B. Proud the photographer/writer is working on a new project following on from her phenomenally successful First Comes Love. That book and exhibit celebrates the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples across the U.S. who have been together for 10, 20, 30, 40, and even 50+ years. First Comes Love sought to change attitudes, open hearts, and propel the marriage equality movement simply by introducing and sharing the love stories of 65 real American long-term same-sex couples.
Now B. Proud is looking to devote the new as yet unnamed Project to trans couple to celebrate their lives and give them more visibility to encourage more acceptance and protection in society. She is planning a trip to Provincetown in 10 days and is very interested in hearing from any trans couples in the area, and from other part of the country too, who would like to participate in the Project. To hear more about the it, check out the interview below that B. Proud recorded with Roger Walker-Dack for queerguru reports on PTV’s Channel 99
Brit trans activist and filmmaker Jake Graf talked to queergurufor P.T.V. on the day of the launch of his latest movie Headspace. He released it to mark LGBT History month, and it is a powerful and somewhat disturbing insight into the daily trials and tribulations that trans people have to deal with that most other people do not give a second thought.
Since its release, and this interview, the film has clocked up over 1 million views in the space of a little over 24 hours . It so deserves to be seen by as many people as possible, but before you check it out, see what Jake has to say about it all in our exclusive interview.