Celebrate PASIFIKA PRIDE with ‘The Rogers’ an intimate glimpse of the first visible group of transgender men in the Pacific Island

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  Pasifika PRIDE is a collaborative effort of Pacific Islander community organizations & LGBTQIA organizations  Diversity of gender expression, identity, and sexuality within Pacific Islander (or Pasifika) societies has existed since the beginning of time. QTPI (Queer and Trans Pacific Islander) folk were openly accepted and even held in high regard in our societies. Their … Continue reading

‘Chasing Chasing Amy’ : a personal take on how Kevin Smith’s film affected a 12-year-old queer kid’s coming-of-age

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  Chasing Amy, the third film from actor, comedian, and writer  Kevin Smith was considered a critical and commercial success in 1997.  The film is about a male comic artist (Ben Affleck) who falls in love with a woman (Joey Lauren Adams), to the displeasure of his best friend (Jason Lee). Intriguing as it was, … Continue reading

Help complete ‘Dragstrip 66: The Frockumentary : a crucial part of our queer history

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    Trip down the rabbit hole of time to experience Dragstrip 66, a monthly underground nightclub in Silver Lake, Los Angeles that ran for an unprecedented 20 years (1993-2013). Dragstrip 66 was so much more than just a nightclub. It was a wellspring of creativity, it was a community of artists and survivors, and … Continue reading

Julie Cohen’s EVERY BODY a revelatory investigation of the lives of intersex people premieres at Tribeca

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Academy Award Nominee  Julie Cohen (RBG and My Name is Pauli Murray) latest movie will premiere at Tribeca this June.  Every Body tackles a subject that is so often totally misunderstood and I think has never made the silver screen yet. Cohen’s documentary is a revelatory investigation of the lives of intersex people. The film … Continue reading

Kokomo City and celebrating the life of Koko Da Doll @ Miami’s OUTshine Film Festival

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  What was intended as one of the best ‘welcome home’ stories at this week’s Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival in Miami has suddenly turned into a celebration of life for one of the stars of the award-winning Kokomo City. This trail-blazing documentary is the debut of  Miami local D. Smith who directed, produced, and edited it … Continue reading

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