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A new documentary screening in Australia exposes the horrors of Chechnya’s violent “gay purge” and the brave efforts of activists to rescue persecuted LGBTIQ Chechens. Since 2016, Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, has vowed to “cleanse the blood” of Chechnya. To do this, he sanctioned a brutal campaign to detain, …

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A narrative like the one in Stage Mother, detailing the drag scene and the straight Texan mother who embraces it following the death of her queer son, should hit hard in 2020. Even more so when a seasoned performer like Jacki Weaver portrays the mother. However, as well-intentioned as Stage Mother is, it’s a little …

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The first trailer for highly anticipated queer musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is here, and people are excited. The film, based on the acclaimed musical of the same name, stars newcomer Max Harwood as 16-year-old Jamie New. At school, Jamie doesn’t quite fit in and instead of pursuing a “real” career, he dreams of becoming …

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South Australia’s Feast Festival is the state’s first festival to launch a full lineup of live shows since COVID-19 restrictions began, with over 100 queer events in its 2020 program. The LGBTIQ festival’s organisers say they and their lineup of artists and performers are “coming out of the COVID-19 coma” with the launch of its …

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Kristen Stewart says she’s now “relishing” her status as a queer public figure after struggling with being “hounded” about her sexuality. The actress is appearing in upcoming lesbian Christmas rom-com Happiest Season (pictured above right), due for release in November. In the movie, Abby (Stewart) is planning to propose to girlfriend Harper (Mackenzie Davis) while …

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The trailer for highly anticipated gay drama Supernova, starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as long-term partners, has arrived. The UK drama follows Tusker (Tucci) and Sam (Firth) as they travel across country in an old RV visiting old friends and places from their past. They make the trip after Tusker receives an early-onset dementia …

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Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane has defended JK Rowling in her ongoing trans rights stoush, suggesting the author’s critics are “waiting to be offended”. JK Rowling has faced backlash all year for comments to her 14 million followers on gender identity and trans people’s access to identification and healthcare. Now Harry Potter star Coltrane, who …

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Hugh Jackman, Dan Levy, Janelle Monáe, Billy Porter and Laverne Cox will join queer critics in honouring the best TV of the past year in the inaugural Dorian TV Awards for 2020. The Dorian Awards are given out by the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA), and is going virtual thanks to global LGBTIQ streaming …

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Kevin Spacey is facing a new lawsuit for sexual assault and battery by actor Anthony Rapp and a second, unnamed person when both accusers were aged 14 in the 1980s. The New York lawsuit refers to the same allegations Rapp first made to Buzzfeed in October 2017. After Rapp’s interview, the disgraced Spacey was sacked …

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Channel Ten news reporter Eammon Ashton-Atkinson is used to telling stories. But he’s never told one as personal as in a new documentary, on the world’s first gay rugby club. The King’s Cross Steelers were born in a UK pub in 1995 when a group of friends discussed the idea of creating a gay rugby …

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