Support for #Credence GLBT Sci-Fi film is Beautiful
Director Mike Buonaiuto creates stunning trailer for Credence, a first of it’s kind Sci-Fi film that will challenge the way gay characters are portrayed in film. After posting the project on the social fundraising site Indigogo, the project smashed it’s 6,000£ target in only 3 days. In fact, the film raised 8K£ within the first 72 hours of posting.
The support has continued to grow in the following week and the film is now closing in on 20,000£ in raised funds for the project. The additional money will be put toward making an even better product than originally envisioned with some of the money going toward film festival submissions and more stunning visual effects.
The film trailer, while only 90 seconds long, manages to fire a bullet right to the heart of the national debate on marriage equality and glbt family rights. The success of the fundraising is a testament to our pent-up need to see better representation of our families in film. The film goes beyond a niche project directed to the gay community. It poignantly catapults the very notion of “what is family” into the international spotlight.
-Bryce Thomason, GayAgenda.com
Readers of Gay Agenda can support this amazing project by visiting: http://bit.ly/SupportCredence
#Credence tells the story of a family torn apart during the last evacuation on earth after violent storms have made survival impossible. Hope has been found in the form of new worlds that support human life, however due to limited rocket capacity and life expectancy only children are permitted to evacuate, and even then – only the rich have ended up getting tickets. Our short film follows 2 fathers’ decision to make the ultimate sacrifice to give up all their possessions to ensure the survival of their daughter, and the entire human race.
#IndieGoGo Love: All Of Us Project Making Schools Safer for LGBT Students
“Sadly today in Australia, school is the place where young people report the most homophobic abuse. Since 1998 levels of homophobic abuse reported by students, experienced in schools has risen from 69% in 1998 to 80% in 2010.”
- All of Us Read more
In a memo sent to state agencies on October 16, state Chief Operating Officer Michael Jordan said same-sex couples married in places where it’s legal are immediately eligible for the same benefits as other heterosexual couples. Said Matt Shelby, spokesman for the Department of Administrative Services, “it’s pretty wide- ranging if you think about all the places where a married couple could interact with a state agency. Whether it is income taxes or filing a business or the other multitude of places where a married couple would have some rights or responsibilities, this decision be applied in many other states with constitutional bans.”
Last May, France became the fourteenth country to legalize gay marriage and gay adoption. (Other European Nations that allow gay adoption include Belgiium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Britain). Many Parisiens, particularly rural Catholics, did not cotton to the law that was signed by President Francois Hollande, and took to the streets in droves to protest. The marches focused heavily on adoption rights.
Gearing up to celebrate its 35th anniversary, the world famous Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles is heading up its many yearly holiday fundraisers and performances with the festive, saucy and sometimes spooky #Halloweenie event, October 25.
As it’s WeHo and Hollywood adjacent, many GMCLA events are packed with and attended by LGBT gliteratti and allies. Halloweenie, also known as the Party With A Purpose, is no exception. Halloweenie 2013′s proceeds help the GMCLA’s Alive Music Project, an LGBTQ youth performing arts outreach program. Read more
Court Denied Christie’s Request for Delay
Starting at 12:01 a.m. on October 21, same-sex couples in New Jersey will finally be able to wed, the Supreme Court ruled on October 18, 2013. The Court denied the Christie’s Administration’s request to delay a lower court order that the state recognize gay marriage.
Trans* and queer people can’t make babies? Okay, “Naysayers…” really?
Of course queer and trans* folks can make babies. People co-create babies…duh!
Anyhow, this mix doesn’t cover perfunctory, rote or mythical falsehoods. This playlist is all about…ahem. “Practice.”
Queer and Trans* imagery, entertainers and sensibilities are all up in this mix. You might call some of these tracks sensual or romantic. Tried to adhere to the ol’ “Keep it classy” standby, which only happened occasionally.
Sorry, not sorry?
It seemed like the world turned purple on October 17th. So…did you wear or share purple on Spirit Day?
An unprecedented amount of celebrities (http://www.glaad.org/blog/celebs-showing-support-lgbt-youth-spiritday) and participants took part in celebrating Spirit Day’s anti-bullying mindset and campaign for peace.
Most notably, the #SpiritDay thought stream on Twitter, experienced a flurry of activity with somewhat minimal and hardly noticeable newsjacking and hashtag jumping occurring between the many supportive updates and social shares. Unfortunately anti-gay and anti-trans* push back was still somewhat present, but the signal-to-noise ratio tipped in favor of the celebrations at hand.
No More Bullies: Go Purple for #SpiritDay on October 17
“Spirit Day was started by a high school student in 2010 as a way to prevent bullying and show support for LGBT youth. Roughly eight out of 10 LGBT students experience harassment while at schools and as many as 63 percent of them report they also feel unsafe, according to GLAAD. The event takes place annually on every third Thursday in October.” – CBS LA
Have you got the spirit?
Then put your Purple where your heart is. Read more
Hm…Now, About This Calendar…
Tomboys, Tomboi’s, Butch Queens, James Deans, Studs to Love and oh so much more….
If you’ve got holiday gifts or GIFs in mind, be sure to make your way to ItsAllButch.com to buy yourself a little soupçon first–start with 2014. Then of course, you’re free to share the wealth–backtrack and ogle all the previous years’ selections.
Touted as Florida’s leading lesbian calendar, the claim’s more than understandable: the delicious yang’ed up grrl-grrl smorgasbord features a diversity of images that are diverse. There’s nothing sexier than an accurate reflection of all the sexy people in the community. Y’know…all the colors of the rainbow. Read more