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  • 16th November 2010

    Film chronicles Israel’s gay revolution 2

    Gay Days will be screened on Thursday at the ICA

    3:41 PM — From 1985 to the present day, Israel's gay community has undergone dramatic changes. A film chronicling how the community found its feet will be shown during the UK Jewish Film Festival this week in London.

  • 15th November 2010

    Mumbai multiplexes ban gay film 7

    A publicity shot from Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun

    6:21 PM — India's answer to Brokeback Mountain has reportedly been banned by some of Mumbai's multiplexes for its gay content. Dunno Y… Na Jaane Kyun, a gay romance, was released last Friday after getting past the country's film censors.

  • 8th November 2010

    Gay arts festival GFEST begins today 1

    GFEST director Niranjan Kamatkar with Lynne Featherstone and David Lammy

    6:35 PM — London's only LGBT arts festival begins today. GFEST will run for two weeks and features dozens of short films, exhibitions and performances by a range of artists.

  • 28th October 2010

    Gay arts festival Homotopia kicks off 2

    Homotopia begins today

    5:13 PM — Liverpool's seventh annual Homotopia festival begins today. The month-long event showcases the best in LGBT art and culture, including dance, cabaret, poetry, literature, film and exhibitions.

  • 30th September 2010

    Indonesian gay film festival disrupted by protests 3

    The film festival was disrupted by protests (Photo: Ryan Baxter)

    3:49 PM — Indonesia's annual gay film festival was disrupted by angry protesters in Jakarta this week. The festival, called Q!, showcases films about HIV/AIDS, LGBT issues and human rights at a range of venues around the city.

  • 22nd September 2010

    Lesbian feminist writer Jill Johnston dies aged 81 6

    Jill Johnstone died last week

    6:15 PM — The feminist author Jill Johnston has died of a stroke at the age of 81. she lived with her wife and partner of 30 years Ingrid Nyeboe in northwestern Connecticut after their second marriage last year.

  • 20th September 2010

    London’s gay art festival GFEST announces programme 1

    GFEST 2010 takes place in November

    7:14 PM — London's gay art and culture festival GFEST has announced its programme for this year. The event will be held across venues in London between November 8th-21st and is now in its fourth year.

  • 8th September 2010

    Gay zombie film among controversial Raindance choices 2

    The Raindance Festival runs from September 29th to October 10th, image copyright Ryan Baxter

    5:43 PM — Canadian filmmaker's LA Zombie joins Serbian horror picture and film depicting a wartime London invaded by Nazis at international festival.

  • 31st August 2010

    Video: Triumph for gay actors and characters at the Emmy Awards 2

    Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester in Glee, for which she won an Emmy award on Sunday

    12:51 PM — Jane Lynch won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy award last night for her performance in the US television series Glee.

  • 24th August 2010

    Interview: Jonathan Hellyer, star of Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens

    Jonathan Hellyer (right) in Elegies

    4:38 PM — Elegies For Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, currently at the Shaw Theatre, is a tapestry of monologues and songs inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Developed in the late 1980s and originally titled, 'The Quilt', 'Elegies,' as it is often shortened to, is a moving, often funny and sometimes heartbreaking collection of stories written from the perspective of characters who've died from AIDS.

  • 23rd August 2010

    Proposed film may test Greek attitudes to gay marriage 5

    There is support for civil unions in Greece, but the country has not yet legalised them.

    6:10 PM — A new screenplay about gay marriage by a Greek-based British author is expected to be shot next summer by a consortium of UK production companies.

  • New biography alleges Vivien Leigh was an ‘adulterous bisexual’ 24

    A new biography alleges that Vivien Leigh was bisexual.

    11:17 AM — A new biography of British movie star Viven Leigh alleges she was an adulterous bisexual with a fondness for "rough trade".

  • 19th August 2010

    Liverpool’s gay arts festival Homotopia returns for seventh year 3

    Homotopia returns to Liverpool in November

    3:02 PM — Liverpool's seventh Homotopia festival will take place this November. The arts and culture festival is the only one of its size in the north of England and boasts a programme which includes films, comedy, poetry and theatre.

  • 30th July 2010

    Author Anne Rice ‘quits’ being a Christian over attitudes to gays and women 22

    Anne Rice said the faith was "hostile"

    3:08 PM — Anne Rice, the author of Interview with a Vampire, has "quit" Christianity over the faith's "hostile" attitudes to gay rights, women and contraception. She converted to Catholicism 12 years ago but announced on her Facebook yesterday that although she remained "committed to Christ", she no longer wanted to be part of the faith.

  • Theatre review: Bent 2

    Bent is at the Tabard theatre in west London

    2:13 PM — Bent, at the intimate Tabard Theatre in Parsons Green, west London, tells the story of a young gay couple sent to a concentration camp after witnessing the murder of a German SA officer.

  • 21st July 2010

    Australian film festival bans gay zombie porn film 16

    A still from LA Zombie

    12:16 PM — An Australian film festival has banned a film about gay zombies engaging in necrophilia. LA Zombie, a film made by Canadian director Bruce LaBruce, is the first film to be banned from Melbourne International Film Festival in seven years.

  • 16th July 2010

    John Barrowman to host charity gala West End Bares 3

    John Barrowman will host West End Bares in London

    3:19 PM — Gay actor John Barrowman is to host the Broadway charity gala West End Bares in London. The long-running burlesque-style event will be coming to the city for two performances in September.

  • 9th July 2010

    Artist’s award-winning floral tribute to homophobia victims 9

    A close-up of Paul and Tom Harfleet's installation

    2:35 PM — An artist who plants pansies at the site of homophobic attacks has won a Royal Horticultural Society gold medal and was awarded best conceptual garden at Hampton Court this week.

  • 5th July 2010

    Theatre: Love the Sinner

    Fiston Barek (left) and Ian Redford in Love the Sinner

    12:05 AM — This new play by Drew Pautz begins with a contemporary argument and one familiar to the readers of this publication; how to reconcile the evangelical beliefs of African Anglicans and the more tolerant approach made by the Church of England to the subject of homosexuality. Set at a hotel in Africa (the country is not specified), bishops from across the globe are meeting to determine the approach of the Anglican Communion to this live issue.

  • 30th June 2010

    India’s first online gay bookstore opens 1

    The store will sell a range of books, but not erotica

    6:12 PM — A lesbian has opened India's first online gay bookstore. Queer Ink, run by Shobhna Kumar, is based in Malad and will sell around 200 titles ranging from novels and academic texts to children's books.

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