Taking ‘Growing Up Coy’ on the Road

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  Some 16 months ago we had the pleasure of interviewing filmmaker Eric Juhola about his rather stunning documentary “Growing Up Coy”  It is the tale of an extraordinary family and their very brave 6-year-old transgender girl, Coy Mathis, who is banned from using the girl’s bathroom at her elementary school in her small Colorado town. Juhola had … Continue reading

Some Daddies are Ladies

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My Genderation celebrates gender identities and expression for education and entertainment and makes films by trans people about trans people.  This is a wonderful clip from a film they are making for Stonewall UK as part of their Trans Allies Program and is a delightful conversation with trans woman and artist Emma Frankland and her son … Continue reading

Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Council In Its Entirety

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President Donald Trump fired the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) Wednesday, reportedly informing them without explanation with a letter delivered by FedEx. The mass dismissal of the advisors marked another nadir in the administration’s dealing with the council. In June six members resigned from PACHA writing in an open letter, … Continue reading

Tilda Swinton supports new breakthrough treatment regimes for HIV

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  To mark WORLD AIDS DAY Tilda Swinton gives her support to the groundbreaking work of  ICCARRE and Dr Jacques Leibowitch, the French immunologist at the forefront of a series of trials looking at the effects of reducing HIV medication in the treatment of patients. During two clinical trials involving 94 patients taking the standard “triple … Continue reading

Santa and Andrés : a heart-breaking queer Cuban tale

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Cuban filmmaker Carlos Lechuga’s second feature film Santa and Andrés is a heart-breaking compelling tale set in a remote part of Cuba at the beginning of the 1980’s.  Andrés (Eduardo Martinez) is an openly-gay subversive writer who has been exiled to his hillside hovel of a shack and forbidden to write anything more against the governing … Continue reading

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