QueerHalloweenBlog

XFINITY LGBTQ Is Here, Queer and Bringing the Fear

Historically a genre lacking representation of LGBTQ community members, horror has a unique relationship with its queer viewers. There are many competing theories as to why that is, whether it's empathy with the demonized monster and/or with the victimized slasher bait … or perhaps it's just our stronger appreciation for the fine art of camp. […]

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elcantoft

‘El Canto del Colibrí’: Música para los oídos de la juventud LGBTQ

Translated by: Marcela Ramirez A medida que el Mes de la Herencia Hispana continúa y nos adentramos en el Mes de la Historia LGBTQ, hay una película que se destaca ya que traspasa ambos mundos y acorta la compleja brecha que muchos miembros de la comunidad LGBTQ latinx enfrentan. A través de un diálogo poderoso, […]

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elcantoft

‘El Canto del Colibrí’: Music to the Ears of LGBTQ Youth

As Hispanic Heritage Month continues and we start gearing up for LGBTQ History Month, one film comes to mind that straddles both worlds and bridges the complex gap many LatinX LGBTQ community members face. Through powerful dialogue, "El Canto del Colibrí" explores the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members. Much like […]

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TrevorBlog

XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ people under the age of 25. Trevor offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including TrevorLifeline, TrevorText and TrevorChat, as well as a peer-to-peer social network called TrevorSpace. The Trevor Project also offers an education program with resources for […]

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GLSENblog

XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: GLSEN

GLSEN (pronounced "glisten") was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that they believed too frequently allowed its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students to be bullied or discriminated against, or to fall through the cracks. Over 25 years […]

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XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: Victory Fund

While all LGBTQ organizations are important to advancing equality, the methods deployed for securing that advancement vary. Victory Fund is the only national LGBTQ organization with a mission to elect more LGBTQ leaders at every level of government. They work tirelessly to change the face and voice of America's politics by aiding in the election […]

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WashBladeBlog

XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: Washington Blade

The Washington Blade was founded in 1969 as a black and white, one-sheet community newsletter distributed in D.C.-area bars and has grown to become the newspaper of record for the LGBTQ community. The Blade will soon be celebrating its 50th anniversary as an award-winning news source, with readers locally and around the world who have come […]

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michael alago blog

Meet Michael Alago: The Inspiring Gay Man Who Helped Shape the Landscape of Music

  It's difficult to imagine a flamboyantly gay Puerto Rican teenager in Brooklyn deeply entrenched in the heavy-metal scene today, let alone 40 years ago. Even more unbelievable is that same boy going on to shape and reinvent the world's musical landscape-first as a 19-year-old talent booker at the legendary Ritz nightclub in New York […]

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Evie

Fists Under a Poncho: A Drag Origin Story as Told by Jack Plotnick

The increasing mainstream popularity of drag may be a fairly recent pop culture phenomenon. But make no mistake, the art form that is drag has been around for quite some time. The first recorded use of the term is credited to none other than everyone's favorite wordsmith, William Shakespeare, back in 1870 and was used […]

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OUTblog

XFINITY LGBTQ Community Recommendations: Out Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund, Managing Editor, Out Magazine Seeing our experiences reflected through popular art, particularly cinema, is something queer people have vigorously sought, long before "Moonlight" broke multiple barriers and clinched a Best Picture Oscar in front of a global audience. It's why we've sniffed out subtext wherever we could, from "Ben-Hur" to bromances: because our […]

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