FRED gives an inside look at a grassroots political campaign, one that upset the prevailing powers that be, while providing an engaging portrait of a man who by embracing and loving himself has has found away to integrate his political skills with his true self. It’s a sweet smart documentary that reveals so much about our country, the progress we’ve made, and the progress we’re still working on.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday May 26, 2014 4:59 pm|
Tonight’s documentary is the perfect kickoff for Pride Month. Before You Know It is the story of three gay senior citizens, men in their late 60s and 70s, who lived through repression and are now seeing amazing changes in LGBT rights. Our guests tonight are producer Sara Giustini and director PJ Raval. While Before You Know It highlights three gay men, the underlying themes of aging and acceptance apply across the board.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Sunday February 23, 2014 4:00 pm|
The Brooklyn Nets in their current iteration, having only moved to the borough they call home in 2012, are a fairly new enterprise. Even so, the team will make history this evening.
They’ll sign Jason Collins today to a ten day contract (after he clears waivers at 5:00pm ET), with hopes of having him suit up to go up against the LA Lakers tonight. Signing and frequently trading players isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, but what makes this deal noteworthy is that Jason Collins came out as gay while working as a free agent (meaning he wasn’t associated with a team) last year.
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday February 2, 2014 8:00 pm|
The darkly bizarre threats made by Michael Grimm against NY1 report Michael Scotto — you know, the ones laden with things like threats to “break” Scotto “like a boy”? — take on an even darker cast when you know that Scotto is gay.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday December 16, 2013 4:59 pm|
Old Dogs & New Tricks is a very funny series about four best friends in West Hollywood coping with becoming men of a certain age in Boys Town, that gay epicenter, West Hollywood. Old Dogs & New Tricks, which poses the question “Does (sex) life end for gay men as they approach 50?”
It’s smart, sweet, sexy, poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, and shows what can be done on a low budget with a dedicated group of friends.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday December 2, 2013 3:59 pm|
Actress Maria Bello, stating she was in a relationship with a woman, came out in Friday’s New York Times. And today, UK diver Tom Daley–who won bronze in the 10-meter platform at last summer’s Olympics–came out on YouTube
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday October 28, 2013 4:59 pm|
I Am Divine celebrates the life and career of movie star Divine who rose from the underground of Baltimore’s misfit youth to become an international film, stage, music and drag superstar, and died tragically the night before he was due on set to begin a recurring role on a hit television show – as a man. With I Am Divine, tonight’s guest, Director Jeffrey Schwarz has created a film that honors Divine in just the way he always craved — as a serious artist and immortal star.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday October 28, 2013 2:26 pm|
I Am Divine chronicles the life of Divine from his Baltimore childhood as Harris Glenn Milstead through his years as John Waters’ muse and star, as he reaches his ultimate goal to achieve mainstream acceptance and global recognition. This is a movie about believing in yourself and accepting yourself, two things Divine exuded and brought to his fans.
Join us tonight as we discuss I Am Divine with director Jeffrey Schwarz.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday October 27, 2013 5:20 pm|
Shades of Lady Gaga two and half decades before Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta donned platform shoes and a meat dress. Watch Paul Lynde thanking his “Little monsters” at the close of his surreal 1976 Halloween special; it shows a throughline of queer consciousness.
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday September 17, 2013 2:30 pm|
Oh Elton, Elton. I am so confused, but I just can’t quit you. Remember when his remark about being very happy with civil unions became a rallying cry for Prop 8 and anti-equality forces? Once there was a hue and cry about his naivety ignorance of basic facts, he came around and ended up playing an amazing concert as a fundraiser for AFER and becoming a spokesperson for marriage equality. Then he played Rush Limbaugh’s wedding for huge fee. (I’d like to hope that he donated that fee to pro-equality groups as a puckish fuck you to the forces at the EIB, but I guess I’ll never know).