A Look Back at the Last of the Teddy Girls

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Before Ken Russell became the Oscar nominated director of such classic  movies such as  Women in Love, The Devils and The Who’s rock-opera Tommy,  he was a young photographer in the mid-fifties working for British newspapers and magazines such as Picture Post. For one of his assignments in 1955 he was commissioned to take photographs of a new … Continue reading




Scotland’s First Minister apologizes for gay convictions

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Scotland’s devolved government today (November 7) issued an apology to men that had previously been convicted of same-sex activity that is no longer illegal. It simultaneously passed new legislation that would allow them to clear their names and see such convictions wiped from criminal records. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the country’s parliament that it … Continue reading



MATT BELL talks about The Boys In The Band

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  Last week producer Ryan Murphy announced a star-studded Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band so queerguru talked to Matt Bell an Associate Professor at Bridgewater State University & Editor of a volume of Essays on the play The Boys in the Band: Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series) published last year by Wayne … Continue reading



My Wonderful West Berlin

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Jochen Hick’s intriguing look back at gay life in Berlin up to the present day paints an affectionate portrait of Germany’s capital city, but at the same time, it doesn’t shy away from pointing out that sometimes it is not always perfect.  After WW2 the city was literally in ruins and the focus of its … Continue reading



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